The Met welcomes Angélique Kidjo, one of the most singular and extraordinary voices in international music.
For this performance, Kidjo invites us to join her on a musical odyssey from Africa, a fount of incomparably rich inspiration, to New York, the unique global crossroads and catalyst for her continually expanding innovative repertoire.
Kidjo's performance anticipates the reinstallation of The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing—home to the galleries, currently under construction, that celebrate the genius of sub-Saharan creative expression—and underscores the aesthetic qualities, authorship, places of origin, array of cultures, and dynamic performance contexts of the art to be displayed.
When completed, this re-envisioned global crossroads of the Metropolitan will feature high points of human achievement in three suites of galleries devoted to sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific Islands, and ancient North, Central, and South America.
This program is made possible by the Adrienne Arsht Fund for Resilience through Art. Additional funding is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.
These performances will take place in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. The venue has changed from The Michael C. Rockefeller Wing to The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium.
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