The College of Liberal Arts' SAC Presents series hosts three-time GRAMMY Award winner Angélique Kidjo in a special talk and solo music performance as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on campus. One of the greatest artists in international music today, Kidjo is a creative force with thirteen albums to her name. Time Magazine has called her "Africa's premier diva". The BBC has included her in its list of the continent's 50 most iconic figures, and in 2011 The Guardian listed her as one of their Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World. Forbes Magazine has ranked Angelique as the first woman in their list of the Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa. She is the recent recipient of the prestigious 2015 Crystal Award given by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and the 2016 Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award.
As a performer, Kidjo's striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across national borders. Her music cross-pollinates the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.
Tickets $30-35 advance, $35-40 door. All seating reserved. OSU students free with ID (limited to 100 tickets). Corvallis Arts for All discounts apply, allowing purchase of up to two tickets for $5 each with presentation of valid SNAP/Oregon Trail Card. Student and CAFA tickets subject to availability. For accommodations relating to a disability please call 541-737-5592, preferably at least one week in advance.
Saturday, January 19 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm
LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium
875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331