Angélique Kidjo

Mother Nature

Piazza Duomo

Friday 08 July Ore 21:30

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Gold sector €60,00
Sector I piazza €50,00
Sector II piazza €40.00
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II sector steps €25,00

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voice

Angélique Kidjo

piano

Thierry Vaton

guitar

Amen Viana

bass

Rody Cereyon

drum

Gregory Louis

percussions

David Donatien

Angélique Kidjo is one of the most extraordinary voices on the international scene, and a figure who has inspired many with her eclecticism and creative spirit.

 

At Spoleto, the four-time Grammy Award winner presents her new album Mother Nature that features contributions from some of her main disciples, some of the most enticing young talent in West African music, afro beat, afro-pop, dancehall, hip-hop and alternative R&B. The result is a visionary body of works that is rooted in musical tradition but is also infinitely inventive.

 

After the success of Remain in Light and Celia, discs respectively dedicated to ethnic rock of the Talking Heads and the Latin repertoire of Celia Cruz, Mother Nature marks a return to the rhythms of Kidjo’s native Africa, which she celebrates not only as a geographic location but also as the cradle of mankind.

In Mother Nature, the Beninese singer, a long-standing human rights activist and Unicef ambassador, reflects on the theme of climate change with songs that have been conceived as real conversations with nature.

Mother Nature is a love letter to the Earth goddess promoting the values of truth, faith, love and connection. “If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us,” writes Angelique Kidjo, “it’s that we are all a part of the same ecosystem – this planet is all we have. For our own survival, we must recognise the humanity we all share and learn to live together. There is no other way.”

 

Described by The Guardian as “one of the 100 most influential women in the world”, the Telegraph as “undisputed queen of African music” and by Time as “Africa’s premier diva” for her fight against discrimination and racism, the artist is the righteous heir of Miriam Makeba and Nina Simone.

production Les visiteurs du soir

duration 90 minutes

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