Angelique Kidjo tickets go on sale for Twin Cities concert

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Angelique Kidjo at the 57th Grammy Awards in February 2015 where she won a Grammy for her Eve album. Photo: Courtesy Angelique Kidjo

After a five year hiatus, two-time Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo, will be back in the Twin Cities on Sunday, April 24.

The “Queen of African Music” will perform at The O’Shaughnessy on the main campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

She is the reigning World Music winner at the Grammy’s having just won at the 57th Grammys in February 2015. She has again been nominated for this year’s Grammys to be held on February 15.

Priced at $25-$45, tickets for the April 24 concert went on sale last week at the venue and online.

Kidjo last performed in the Twin Cities in 2011 during a sold-out concert at the Ordway.

Her 2014 album that won her last year’s Grammy, Eve, topped Billboard’s World Music chart.

Tickets

In person: at The O’Shaughnessy Ticket Office

Monday through Saturday 12-6 P.M.

St. Catherine University

2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul.

 Online: oshag.stkate.edu

About Tom Gitaa

Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, President and Publisher of Mshale. As the founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation. Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dishnetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. Tom also served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. He retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on half marathons.

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Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, President and Publisher of Mshale. As the founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation. Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dishnetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. Tom also served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. He retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on half marathons.