Angélique Kidjo and Friends
Mama Africa: A Tribute to Miriam Makeba
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 8 PM
with Special Guests:
and Faith Kekana, Stella Khumalo, and Zamo Mbutho
Introductory remarks by Whoopi Goldberg
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 special guests Ezra Koenig, Vusi Mahlasela, and Laura Mvula; Makeba’s supporting singers Faith Kekana, Stella Khumalo, and Zamo Mbutho; and introductory remarks by Whoopi Goldberg in this tribute to a remarkable woman.