Monday 20 November 2023
An outstanding artist in the vast scene of modern world music, boasting five Grammy Awards and thirteen albums, Angelique Kidjo is a modern-day icon in the historic evolution of socio-political and cultural Africa. All the artistic/creative ventures of this unique singer/songwriter and activist from Benin have been attuned, almost from the start, to her historic heritage and its international projection into the present day. In other words, much like South African Miriam Makeba (Angelique’s idol) had done in previous times, Kidjo embraces her roots, both through tradition and through jazz, soul, rock and other musical expressions that render her music transnational.
Having lived and grown up in the former Dahomey, Angelique experienced the West African musical tradition but was also influenced by the powerful waves of rock and soul music through Jimi Hendrix, Santana, James Brown, and others, thus finding her own expressive path, which she developed and perfected with studies in Paris and her participation in the great world jazz group Pili Pili of Jasper van ’t Hof. Then came the ’90s, when her collaboration with Island Records paved the way for the skyrocketing of her career.
Making the most of her artistic family tradition, her great talent and her cultural/social awareness, Angelique Kidjo soon acquired the status of a true world diva, venturing into many different artistic fields through collaborations with leading artists, including Bono, Peter Gabriel, Carlos Santana, Sting, Philip Glass, and Ziggy Marley. Her prolific discography, dating from the late ’80s to the present day, consists of albums that are true jewels, each of them embracing a special aspect of the human art called music.
Angelique Kidjo engages in a music and an art that spans equally the fields of her native African tradition and her acquired transnational understanding that is expanded and enriched with each passing day. Her live performances are characterized by boundless energy and interaction, always offering her audiences a positive and hopeful message.
Her concert at the SNFCC is part of her international tour on the occasion of the 40 years of her career, which starts in Paris in October and ends at Carnegie Hall in November 2024.
Monday 20/11 | 20.30
GNO Stavros Niarchos Hall
Advance Ticket Sales Points:
• online on Ticket Services website
• by phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
• at the Ticket Services Box Office (Panepistimiou 39, Athens)
Online tickets pre-sales (Members)Online tickets pre-sales (Public)
Pre-sale for Members starts on 04/10 at 12.00 (limited number of tickets).
Pre-sale for the public starts on 05/10 at 12.00.
Zone Α - General entrance €25
Zone Β - General entrance €20
Zone C - General entrance €15, Concessions €10
Concession tickets of 10€ are available to students, people aged 65+, minors up to 17 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.
Children and companions of persons with disabilities can sit with their chaperones and companions in any zone, with a concessions ticket.
On the day of the event, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)
Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 or via email at email@example.com and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.