“Top 100 Most Inspiring Women.”
BBC’s “African continents’ 50 most iconic figures.”
The first women to be named one of Forbes “40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa.”
These are only a few of the many achievements and titles that have been bestowed upon Angelique Kidjo throughout her extensive music and advocacy career. On Wednesday, October 10 this Grammy award winner will grace us with her joy and passion at the Winspear Centre. As one can see from the impressive and well-appointed list of accolades and awards on her personal website, it does not take long to realize how Angelique embodies the spirit of Africa. Through her music, life and exuberant commitment to advocacy she exemplifies unity, peace and diversity.
Releasing 12 albums since 1988, becoming a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in 2002, receiving the United Nations “Champions of the Earth Award,” accepting an honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College, creating The Bartonga Foundation for Womens’ Education, accepting The New York Women’s Foundation award, and most recently, taking part in the “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” 30 Songs / 30 Days series, this soulful songstress embodies the power of music.
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Where: Winspear Centre
Tickets: $42.00 +
For more information and to buy tickets for the event you can visit the Winspear website.
Check out her bio on yeglive
Official Website for Angelique Kidjo