Angélique Kidjo

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FirstWorks presents

Angélique Kidjo

February 13, 2022, 7 PM at The VETS

One of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2021.”

FirstWorks welcomes four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo back to Providence for a concert featuring the high-octane numbers that have cemented her place on the international scene. Extolled as “Africa’s premier diva” by Time Magazine, Kidjo is recognized worldwide for her singular, extraordinary voice and diverse influences, ranging from Afropop to gospel, from Congolese rumba to rhythm and blues. Using joy and pride as transcendent tools of empowerment, she will share fan favorites along with new music from her recently released album, “Mother Nature.” Written and recorded while in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, the album focuses on the pressing topics of environmental preservation and human rights. The result is a truly visionary body of work, rooted in a deep understanding of musical tradition yet endlessly forward-thinking and inventive.

“The rhythm of Mother Nature is not fast. It’s steady, and everyone can dance on it. It’s there to make you think about your relationship with the Earth on which you are standing.”

– Angélique Kidjo

TICKETS: $39-69 (includes $4 VETS restoration fee)

Special thanks to Providence Tourism Council and FirstWorks Earth First Supporters:

National Grid Foundation, CDQ Charitable Trust and Nordson Corporation Foundation

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