Beninese singer, artist and activist Angélique Kidjo has announced a string of dates for her 2015 tour.
After earning her second career Grammy and a doctor of music degree from Yale earlier this year, Angélique Kidjo is hitting the road for a string of dates in the USA, Canada, Brazil and France. First up is a FREE SummerStage at Central Park show in New York City this Sunday, June 7, with Rich Medina and South Sudanese musician Emmanuel Jal. See below for the full list of dates. For more, check out the 5 Songs That Shaped Angélique Kidjo and revisit photos from Kidjo's appearance at Yale’s very first Africa Salon alongside Just A Band, Jean Grae, Shingai Shoniwa, Kae Sun and several others. As the video below (from 2007) can attest, Sunday's show isn't the first time Kidjo has performed at Central Park SummerStage.
Angélique Kidjo's Summer 2015 Tour Dates
Jun 7, New York, NY, Summerstage at Central Park
Jun 13, Providence, RI
Jun 20, Croton On Hudson, NY, Clearwater Festival
Jun 21, New Haven, CT, Festival of Arts and Ideas
Jun 25, Folsom, CA, Harris Center For The Arts
Jun 26, Laytonville, CA, Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival
Jul 3, Biarritz, FR *Orchestre Regional Bayonne Cote Basque
Jul 10, San Francisco, CA *Davies Symphony Hall
Jul 11, Santa Cruz, CA, Solfest
Aug 8, Gaspe, Quebec, Festival Musique du Bout du Monde
Sep 26, Rio de Janeiro, BR, Rock in Rio
Oct 3, Paris, FR *Paris Philharmonie Hall