Angélique Kidjo's Tribute to Salsa feat. Pedrito Martinez
Angélique Kidjo is a unique singer, a powerful source of energy and raw joy. The whirlwind was born in 1960 in Ouidah, Benin, and has sung and danced since she was a child when Miriam Makeba was her idol. After her tribute to Nina Simone in 2009, Angélique Kidjo returned to the Roman Theatre to celebrate Makeba (Mama Africa 2010). Now she’s back with a tribute to the great salsa star Célia Cruz (1925-2003). Angélique Kidjo began the project in 2016 in New York with one of the masters of modern Afro-Cuban music, the percussionist Pedrito Martinez (a fantastic album: Habana Dreams in 2016 with Angélique Kidjo as a guest star). The Benin singer wants to showcase her bond with Afro-Latin music so she’s taken inspiration from Célia Cruz’s hits (Cucala, La Vida Es Un Carnaval …) along with some Latin gems such as the Peruvian Toro Mata. As she sings she spins like a tornado and unleashes her message of love, unity and respect. An inspirational performance fuelled by Kidjo’s power and Cruz’s signature style.
Ven.07.07 • 20 h 30
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