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Staff PickSan Jose Fest: Angelique Kidjo’s Tribute to Salsa with Pedrito Martinez

August 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

| $20 - $140

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Called “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine, three-time Grammy Award-winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest artists in international music today. For this special, all-star performance, Kidjo honors the catalog of Celia Cruz, renowned as the “Queen of Latin Music.”

The BBC has included her in its list of the continent’s 50 most iconic figures. Forbes Magazine has ranked Angelique as the first woman to make their list of the Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa. As a performer, her striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have expanded her following across national borders. Kidjo cross-pollinates the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America. Most recently, Kidjo won a Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2016 for her historic, orchestral album Sings with the Orchestra Philharmonique Du Luxembourg.

Location: Sobrato Organization Main Stage


August 12, 2017
6:00 pm
$20 - $140
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Downtown San Jose
Plaza da César Chavez & surrounding area, San Jose, CA United States