Angélique Kidjo, a singer-songwriter and activist, is noted for her diverse musical influences. Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva". Her work has garnered her four Grammy nominations, has cross-pollinated the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American Rand B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with a diverse group of international artists like Carlos Santana and Gilberto Gil. Her duet with Dave Matthews on the song “Iwoya”, which appeared on her last record Black Ivory Soul, was a critical success that helped diversify her fan base. This year she performed critically acclaimed and sold out concerts at Town Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. Known for her dynamic and uplifting music, she has translated her distinctive work in the arts to that of philanthropy; by promoting education for girls in Africa through her foundation, Batonga and as a UNICEF Goodwill ambassador.
“Afro-Pop After-Party” March 23, 2012 10 PM-12 PM Parkhouse Hall Atrium
Come to the after-party following Angelique Kidjo’s red hot concert, dance to the rhythm of Afro-Pop with refreshments and one of Philly’s greatest DJ’s Rich Medina. Fun for all!
Montgomery County Community College
340 Dekalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
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