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Wednesday Wow! Angelique Kidjo Featured in The Wall Street Journal

January 22, 2014

On Feb. 8, we will all get the chance to see what people all over the world see in Angelique Kidjo when she comes to McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square. The Grammy Award-winning recording artist deemed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine, is now featured in The Wall Street Journal. In an article posted last week, she opened up to writer Tad Hendrickson about her childhood, career and exile.

Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

Hendrickson writes: “Angelique Kidjo was expected to sing at political events held by the Mathieu Kérékou regime or suffer the consequences. So, the musician fled the small West African country, leaving in 1983 when a customs agent she knew let her board a midnight plane from Cotonou to Paris.”

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, Kidjo travels the world to inspire and empower.

“Everything is linked for me,” she pointed out in The Wall Street Journal, speaking about music and life. “We are social beings, and we need to connect with one another. Whether they like it or not, people have to live together.”

To read this intriguing article in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

Check out the video below learn more about Kidjo, her latest album and more!

To purchase tickets to her show in McGlohon Theater Feb. 8, CLICK HERE.

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