Performance Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 8 PM

Angélique Kidjo and Friends

Mama Africa: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Grammy Award–winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo celebrates the life and music of iconic South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba, known popularly as “Mama Africa.” Kidjo shared a close relationship with Makeba, studying with her and eventually performing with her in Paris and South Africa. Kidjo returns to Carnegie Hall with Makeba’s supporting singers Faith Kekana, Stella Khumalo, and Zamo Mbutho, as well as Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Vusi Mahlasela, and Laura Mvula in this tribute to a remarkable woman.


  • Angélique Kidjo
  • with Special Guests:
    Ezra Koenig
  • Vusi Mahlasela
  • Laura Mvula
  • with Faith Kekana, Stella Khumalo, and Zamo Mbutho

  • Introductory remarks by Whoopi Goldberg


Angelique Kidjo, Vocalist
Razor & Tie



UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa

Lead funding for UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa is provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Additional support is provided by the Mai Family Foundation, South African Tourism, and South African Airways.

UBUNTU is held in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa and the South African Consulate General in New York in celebration of 20 years of freedom and democracy.

Part of