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Angélique Kidjo

6 March 2024

In the Concert Hall

Contemporary Music

Five-time Grammy Award-winner Angélique Kidjo brings her new album Mother Nature alongside her 40-year career-spanning catalogue as one of Africa’s best-known artists.

A proudly pan-Africanist musical vision that celebrates the power of community.


Celebrating 40 Years

Few musical artists can boast a career as rich and remarkable as that of Angélique Kidjo. Across a career spanning four decades, the Benin-born singer, songwriter and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has brought her polyrhythmic sonic vision to bear on a dazzling array of musical styles, fusing the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and modal jazz, alongside influences from Europe and Latin America. Her striking voice, stage presence and adventurous spirit have been constants across 16 acclaimed albums, from her 1981 debut Pretty through her chart-topping ’90s smashes Logozo and Ayé and 2021’s Mother Nature, a captivating celebration of the African musical diaspora. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Kidjo has collaborated with the likes of Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Branford Marsalis and local hero Sampa The Great, recorded an astonishing Afrocentric version of Talking Heads’ classic Remain in Light, and serves as an Ambassador for both UNICEF and OXFAM.

Five years after her last headline performance, Kidjo will return to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for one night only. Don’t miss this joyous celebration with this unstoppable creative force.

Sydney Opera House Presents by arrangement with Adelaide Festival


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