Angélique Kidjo returns to Berkeley as Cal Performances’ first season-long artist-in-residence
Defying logic and destroying skepticism fermented in 19 months of Zoom interactions, I watch the image of French-Beninese singer and composer Angélique Kidjo on the screen of my home computer as she leans back into a plush, cream-colored sofa cushion … and performs a miracle. Familiar with her artistry and humanitarian activism, and having experienced firsthand the phenomenon that is the four-time Grammy-winner Kidjo—seen live on stage at Cal Performances on the UC Berkeley campus in 2012 during a previous Bay Area appearance—I am struck by an improbable memory. READ FULL ARTICLE
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