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African singer Angelique Kidjo returns to Mondavi

By From page A9 | February 29, 2012

Singer Angélique Kidjo — born in the sub-Saharan nation of Benin, and a popular advocate of African music for the past 20 years — returns to the Mondavi Center at 8 p.m. Friday for a performance in Jackson Hall. Kidjo first appeared at Mondavi in November 2004; since then, she has picked up a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album (for “Djin Djin,” released in 2007), been dubbed “Africa’s premiere diva” by Time magazine (2009), and headlined a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall (2010). She comes to Davis hot on the heels of the Feb. 21 release of her new album “Spirit Rising.” Tickets for her Mondavi performance are $25-$49 general, $12.50-$24.50 students, available at www.mondaviarts.org or (530) 754-2787.

Jeff Hudson

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