Angélique Kidjo by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello
Take a musical journey without leaving New York City. Hear a Grammy Award–winning star celebrate her 60th birthday, understand why a Spanish singer show brought down the house at her last Carnegie Hall concert, and more.
The influence of African music is remarkably wide-ranging. Whether the genre is gospel, blues, jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, hip-hop, rock, or pop, so much of the music we celebrate today is rooted in the melodies, rhythms, and spirit of Africa. The African continent’s musical reach extends to America and around the world by informing, inspiring, and enlivening all it touches. Curated by Angélique Kidjo, this concert explores the extraordinary impact African music has made on every part of our musical landscape.
Few artists command the stage like Grammy Award–winning singer Angélique Kidjo. In this performance, she is joined by a host of stellar guest artists to celebrate the anniversary of independence of her native Benin and other West African nations—not to mention the occasion of her 60th birthday. Her exhilarating music, irresistible charisma, and some exciting surprises make this a concert you do not want to miss.
Angélique Kidjo Additional artists to be announced
The last time Buika appeared at Carnegie Hall, her intense performance brought down the house. Her earthy vocalism has earned this Latin Grammy Award winner a place on NPR’s “50 Great Voices” list. This sizzling performer returns with her sensational band for an evening of her one-of-a-kind fusion of flamenco, Latin jazz, soul, Afrobeat, and more.