Angélique Kidjo is returning to Carnegie Hall for a star-packed night this week on Friday, November 5.
She will be performing a brand-new program that draws from her latest album, Mother Nature. “We, African countries, are going to pay the bigger price of this climate change that we’re facing,” she told OkayAfrica in an interview earlier this year, “and we are not even the ones polluting the most.”
Kidjo will be joined by an impressive roster of special guests that includes Josh Groban, Andra Day, Cyndi Lauper, Philip Glass, EARTHGANG, and Ibrahim Maalouf.
“In characteristically uplifting fashion, Kidjo explores the great importance of our connection to each other and to the natural world in this one-of-a-kind performance that serves as a rallying cry for our city and our planet,” the Carnegie Hall program reads. “Through a diverse blend of West African music, American R&B, jazz, and funk, Kidjo asks us to honor Mother Nature and pays timely tribute to the resilient New Yorkers who make our city thrive.”
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