This event has been rescheduled to the date above. All tickets purchased for the original program, May 17, have been transferred to the new date. Ticketholders who are unable to attend the rescheduled lecture, please call 617-267-9300.

Three-time Grammy-winning singer, activist, and humanitarian Angélique Kidjo is considered one of the most important international musicians of our time. Hear her speak about her life, work, and activism in this unique evening.

Angélique Kidjo’s career began in Benin, where she performed with her mother’s theater troupe starting at age six. When the Communist takeover of Benin threatened her artistic expression, she fled to France, and later, New York City. Twelve albums and three Grammys later, she has sold out Carnegie Hall; topped the Billboard charts; collaborated with Alicia Keys, Bono, and Philip Glass; and has been personally requested to perform by President Barack Obama. Her success and talents know no bounds. One of The Guardian’s 100 most inspiring women in the world, Angélique speaks out for human rights and female empowerment as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. “I work with everyone who believes that music is the tool of peace,” said Angélique. “For me, music is the only form of art that connects the entire world.”

The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures are funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

 

Above: Image courtesy of Royce Carlton, Inc.


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The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures are funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.