The indomitable spirit of Africa returns to the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall for a special performance as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Next Friday (November 14) award-winning singer and UN Goodwill Ambassador Angélique Kidjo will perform songs from her album Eve (a Top of the World in #98), which was dedicated to ‘the women of Africa.’
The Beninese singer will be joined by guests including Nigerian-French singer Asa and Mike King’s female choir. Support comes from Ibeyi, 19-year-old French Cuban twins, Naomi and Lisa-Kainde Díaz, who have recently signed to XL Recordings and are the daughters of prolific Cuban percussionist, Anga Díaz. Watch the video for their single ‘Oya’ below.
Angélique Kidjo’s performance is part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Other artists playing at the festival throughout November include Abdullah Ibrahim, Lau, Hijaz and the Branford Marsalis Quartet.