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UC Santa Barbara’s 88.7 KCRW Presents: “Angélique Kidjo, an Iconic Afro-pop Singer from Benin”

when: 2014-10-04, starts at 8pm
where: Campbell Hall

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$25 – $40 : General Public
$15 : UCSB Students (Current ID required / Limited availability)
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Available on the Afrobeat series
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“[Kidjo’s] supercharged pipes have never sounded better, her irresistible energy and joie de vivre never more palpable.” Los Angeles Times

“An upbeat heroine of contemporary Afro-pop.” The New York Times

Hailed as “Africa’s premier diva” by Time magazine, Grammy-winning vocalist Angélique Kidjo is a bona fide, chart-topping world music superstar. Her highly unique style combines powerful West African grooves, American R&B, samba beats and sophisticated jazz harmonies. With a big heart, as well as a big voice, she is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and a tireless crusader for women’s and children’s rights. She makes her long-awaited return to Santa Barbara fresh from the release of her riveting autobiography and a new album, Eve, celebrating the resilience and beauty of Africa’s women.

Website: http://www.kidjo.com/

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