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Angélique Kidjo at The Met

Apr 26, 2022 15 MINUTES
In April 2022, The Met welcomed Angélique Kidjo, one of the most singular and extraordinary voices in international music. For her performance, Kidjo painted a musical odyssey from Africa, a fount of incomparably rich inspiration, to New York, the unique global crossroads and catalyst for her continually expanding innovative repertoire.

Kidjo's performance anticipated the reinstallation of The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing—home to the galleries, currently under construction, that celebrate the genius of sub-Saharan creative expression—and underscored the aesthetic qualities, authorship, places of origin, array of cultures, and dynamic performance contexts of the art to be displayed. When completed, this re-envisioned global crossroads of the Museum will feature high points of human achievement in three suites of galleries devoted to sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and ancient North, Central, and South America.

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This program was made possible by the Adrienne Arsht Fund for Resilience through Art.

Additional funding was provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Recorded on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium

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