Photo: Angelique Kidjo @ Town Hall, NYC – Feb 15

 

Photos by Kendra Heisler

The dynamic Angeligue Kidjo graced Town Hall in NYC this weekend with a powerful performance. Joined by a five woman choir, Angelique showed playfulness and vigor throughout the show along with an incredible vocal range. The charismatic singer engaged the audience regularly with spoken interludes, which included topics of female empowerment and the need to reach for one’s dreams, only adding edge to her uplifting music.

By the second half of the show, the entire seated crowd was up and dancing through the end of the night. The show closed with a group of audience members joining Angelique on stage along with her daughter Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee.