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Angélique Kidjo To Perform At Carnegie Hall November 5

Mother Nature: Songs for New York and the World Beyond

Photo Credits: Fabrice Mabillot

Angélique Kidjo has announced her return to Carnegie Hall, with a headlining performance at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage November 5. This special one-night-only presentation is entitled Mother Nature: Songs For New York and the World Beyond. With a setlist focused on Kidjo’s just-released and trenchant new album, Mother Nature, and special guests to be announced, it will pay timely tribute to resilient New Yorkers and a rallying cry for the planet. This will be Kidjo's first full performance in New York City in nearly two years. In March of 2020 she was slated to perform at Carnegie Hall as part of her 4-concert Perspectives Series at the legendary venue, but just a day before she was set to take the stage it was cancelled as the city went into lockdown due to the pandemic.

Tickets are on sale here: 

Kidjo has had a tremendous summer. In June she released Mother Nature, her first album of original music in 7 years, to widespread international praise. The album represents the remarkable influence that Kidjo has had on younger generations of musicians, and features collaborations with a host of budding stars including Burna Boy, Sampa The Great, Yemi Alade, Shungudzo, Ghetto Boy, Earthgang and others. Together they address a host of complex issues, from political upheaval to the destruction of the environment, that in Kidjo’s hands transform into music that is radiantly joyful.  

 Kidjo also represented the continent of Africa during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony, singing “Imagine” alongside John Legend, Alejandro Sanz and Keith Urban. She will also perform from Paris as part of the 24-hour Global Citizen Festival broadcast event on September 25. See below for details on Kidjo’s full 2021-2022 international touring itinerary.  

Praise For Mother Nature

“Kidjo serves up a feast of the most sublime sounds found in the Black diaspora” - Pitchfork

“Irresistible beats carry serious messages” - NY Times 

“Angelique Kidjo is a towering figure of cross-cultural music” - New Yorker

“[Angelique Kidjo] is THE QUEEN, who has been on the forefront of bringing Africa and African music to the world, reconnecting our diaspora through music for several decade” - Ebro Darden / Apple Music

“Infused with a vigor that only she possesses — the kind that shares a significant message even as the listener is called to just dance or sing along” - Okay Africa

“Empowerment, unity and joy combine to catchy effect, with the exceptional Kidjo now leader of a new generation” - The Observer

“The veteran Benin singer emerges as leader of a new generation of African musicians in this joyful blend of new and old sounds” - The Guardian

“Sparkling” - Financial Times

“Infectious…the rhythms are a combination of modern and traditional fused with state-of-the-art production values. Kidjo’s impassioned voice evokes memories of the great Miriam Makeba” - Sunday Times

“It’s a groovy, catchy, danceable, joyous album in the face of worldwide injustice and turmoil” - Brooklyn Vegan


Tour dates: 

Friday September 10, 2021: Parc Des Expositions L’ile Aumone in Mantes-la-jolie, France

Friday September 11, 2021: Parvis des Chais Magelis in Angoulême, France

Thursday September 23, 2021: Théâtre de Cornouaille in Quimper, France

Sunday September 26, 2021: Palace of Arts and Congress in Vannes, France

Saturday October 23, 2021: Flynn Center For The Performing Arts in Burlington, VT

Friday October 29, 2021: Remain in Light in Berkeley, CA

Friday November 5, 2021: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY

Wednesday November 17, 2021: Rosey Concert Hall in Rolle, Switzerland

Friday November 19, 2021: Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway

Saturday November 20, 2021: Bærum Kulturhus in Sandvika, Norway

Thursday November 25, 2021: Hall Vigean in Eysines, France

Saturday November 27, 2021: Festival un Weekend Avec Elles 2021 in Le Garric, France

Tuesday November 30, 2021: The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Monday December 6, 2021: Wiener Konzerthaus in Bezirk-landstrasse, Austria

Saturday December 18, 2021: Théâtre du Jura in Delémont, Switzerland

Tuesday January 11, 2022: Chateau Rouge in Annemasse, France

Friday January 14, 2022: Espace Malraux in Joué-lès-tours, France

Tuesday March 8, 2022: L’Ancienne Belgique in Toulouse, France

Friday March 11, 2022: La Faïencerie in Creil, France

Wednesday March 16, 2022: Musikverein in Wien Austria

Thursday March 17, 2022: Festspielhaus St. Pölten in St. Pölten, Austria

Saturday March 19, 2022: Theater of Chelles in Chelles France

Thursday March 24, 2022: Theatre of the Vesinet in Le Vésinet, France

Friday March 25, 2022: Arsenal in Metz, France

Sunday April 3, 2022: Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona

Saturday April 23, 2022: Yemandja in Berkeley, CA

Saturday April 30, 2022: Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH

Thursday May 12, 2022: Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX

Thursday May 26, 2022: Africa Festival in Würzburg, Germany

Saturday June 11, 2022: Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris France