TRIBUTE TO CELIA CRUZ, NINA SIMONE AND MIRIAM MAKEBA
Angelique Kidjo, the three time Grammy award winner with a 20-year discography, and thousands of concerts around the world, is one of the biggest African singers on the world stage. TIME Magazine calls Angelique Kidjo “Africa’s Premier Diva”. She is named as one of the 50 African Icons by the BBC and tops the Forbes magazine as Africa’s 100 most influential women list. The Guardian lists Angelique as one of the “100 most inspiring women in the World”. She recently received the 2015 Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum in Davos as well as the Amnesty International “Ambassador of Conscience Award” of 2016. A powerful singer, stunning vocalist and tireless performer with eclectic musical influences, the highly respected worldwide artist, Angelique Kidjo will perform at the Baalbeck Festival, in a one of a kind concert blending world and jazz music, as she will pay tribute to three iconic singers: Celia Cruz, Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba.