The Benin-raised alternative energy source solidifies her rep as afropop’s preeminent international diva with a tribute to her late predecessor, South African singer Mariam Makeba, a.k.a. Mama Africa. Kidjo’s celebrity guests include Whoopi Goldberg, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, British soul singer Laura Mvula, and South Africa folk fount Vusi Mahlasela. Kidjo, at the center of it all, will tap into her homeland’s rich percussion and vocal traditions.
Wed., Nov. 5, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 5, 2014