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Watch globalFEST hosted virtually by Angélique Kidjo

globalFEST which is usually held at different clubs in New York in January had to go virtual this year due to the pandemic. The...
Angelique Kidjo at the 62nd Grammy Awards

Angélique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy and dedicates it to Burna Boy

Angélique Kidjo won Best World Music Album for Celia at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, beating out fellow nominees Altin Gün (Gece), Bokanté...

Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo among 2020 Grammy nominees

The Grammy nominees were announced this week and, as usual, the Best World Music Album is between an album from Gilberto Gil, one of...

Angelique Kidjo: I have a feeling of breathing that lifts me up in Minnesota

Like a stone skimming across the surface of the waters, songstress of Benin and Africa, Angelique Kidjo, will skate across the City of Lakes...

Angelique Kidjo tickets go on sale for Twin Cities concert

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...

Angelique Kidjo performing at the Ordway on January 21

This Friday, Jan. 21, St. Paul will be privileged to receive, from her birthplace in Benin, a very special international visitor. At 7:30 p.m., on the main stage of the Ordway Music Theater, 345 Washington Street, there will be an appearance by Angélique Kidjo with her quintet.

Free Ticket Drawing for Angelique Kidjo Concert in Minneapolis


Grammy-award winning Beninoise singer and UN Goodwill ambassador, Angelique Kidjo, performs at the Dakota Jazz club in Minneapolis on March 2 and 3.

Mshale has a drawing for free tickets at its Facebook fanpage. Tickets are for the March 2 show at 7:00 P.M.

Angelique Kidjo Honors Minnesotans with First Show of 2008 Tour

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It is a cold Sunday evening on Jan. 13, as more than 1400 people gather at the Ordway Center in St. Paul.  They are here to see Angelique Kidjo, the five-time Grammy nominated singer, along with her five-piece band. 

Angelique Kidjo: An Amazing Entertainer

It's a blistering cold Sunday evening in Minnesota, but within the lobby of the Ordway Centre for performing arts in downtown St. Paul, there is a warmth flowing through the chatter and excitement amongst the hundreds waiting to get tickets to the Angelique Kidjo concert. I have never been to the Ordway Centre before, though countless times I've dreamed of dressing up and joining the many who come for Operas and concerts. Now here I am, standing in this beautiful, red carpeted, high ceiling, brightly lit lobby, tickets in hand.  

World Music: Where are the East Africans?

If you asked a random group of American world music fans to rattle off names of African musicians, it will most likely include Youssou N’dour, Baaba Maal, Habib Koite, Salif Keita, Ali Farka Toure, Angelique Kidjo and Fela Kuti. Conspicuously missing from this non-scientific sample are names of musicians from East Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia and others).

The best African music performance Grammy is new. Its global appeal is not

ABUJA, Nigeria — From an electrifying and colorful musical performance at the FIFA World Cup to a new Grammy Awards category, African music genres...