Bergen International Festival 2016 - Page 12

012 BE RGE N INTE RNAT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2 016 FEST I VI T I ES F E ST IV IT IE S B E RG E N IN T E RN AT ION A L F E ST IVA L 2 01 6 01 3 W W W.F IB.N O 01 3 Angélique Kidjo m GRIEGH A LLE N GRIEG SA L E N DAT E/ T I M E Tuesday 07 June at 19:30 D U RAT IO N 1:30 including interval D IALO GUE Monday 06 June at 19:00 Dialogue with Angélique Kidjo, see page 99 T IC KET Standard: 190–460 Under 30: 150 Festival Card: 30 % discount An African superstar with a big voice and an even bigger heart. Angélique Kidjo has become a symbol of African creativity and energy. Her music is a unique combination of her western African roots with funk, soul and Latino music. Angélique Kidjo is in more than one way one of the strongest voices of the African continent. She is politically active, particularly in relation to Africa’s present and future. She intentionally uses her music as a platform for communication between her own culture and the widely varying cultures around the world. Angélique Kidjo vocal Dominic James guitars Magatte Sow percussion Edgardo Serka Mimica drums Benjamin Zwerin bass Sponsored by Radisson Blu Hotel Norge ‘Electric and explosive’, ‘soul and funk’, ‘Africa’s Premier Diva’; these are just a few of the epithets in reviews of Kidjo’s music and stage presence. She has collaborated with great names in a variety of genres, including Alicia Keys, James Brown and Philip Glass. Her musical fireworks make it impossible to sit still and listen, while her power and musicality hit you straight in the heart. Angélique Kidjo won the Grammy for Best World Music Album in 2016 for the album Sings. 012 #FE STSPILLEN E16