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NYC: Angélique Kidjo At BAM's Unbound Literary Series

Angélique Kidjo joins BAM's 'Unbound' literary series Monday, January 27th, in conjunction with the release of her debut memoir 'Spirit Rising.'


Beninese icon Angélique Kidjo is set to take part in BAM and Greenlight Bookstore's Unbound literary series next Monday in conjunction with the recent release of her debut memoir Spirit Rising. The intimate discussion will see the always spectacular, larger than life diva uncovering the hardships and heroism that have led to her becoming one of the world's most respected artists– and not to mention one of the Guardian's "100 most inspiring women." The following day, Tuesday the 28th, also happens to be when Kidjo's latest full-length Eve is due out via 429 Records. Listen to Kidjo perform songs from the upcoming release in studio with WNYC's Soundcheck over here and find more details on the Unbound: Angélique Kidjo event in Brooklyn below.

>>>Stream Angélique Kidjo's Eve on NPR First Listen

>>>Purchase tickets to Unbound: Angélique Kidjo at BAM

Unbound: Angélique Kidjo

Monday, January 27th, 7:30pm

BAM Fisher Fishman Space

321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY

Run Time: 1hr 30min

All Tickets: $20

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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