Austin City Limits is pleased to announce that we will be streaming our taping with Angélique Kidjo live on Saturday, Oct. 17, 8pm CT/9pm ET. The taping will webcast in its entirety via our YouTube channel.
Dubbed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time and “the undisputed queen of African music” by the London Telegraph, Angélique Kidjo is an international superstar. The Benin native’s accolades span a 20-year discography and thousands of concerts around the world. She has won Grammys for her 2008 album Djin Djin and her 2014 album EVE, and enjoyed a long history of notable collaborations with greats like Carlos Santana, Bono, John Legend, Josh Groban, Peter Gabriel and more. On her new album Sings, recorded with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Kidjo re-imagines nine classic songs from her expansive repertoire and two new songs, blending European classical traditions with the powerful rhythmic sounds of her native West Africa. “I love the challenge of doing new things,” explains Kidjo. “I never want to get too comfortable with what I’m doing, and I love my work too much to repeat myself.” Having already appeared on PBS in the concert documentary Lightning in a Bottle: One Night in the History of the Blues, we’re proud to welcome Angélique Kidjo to the ACL stage.
The broadcast version of this show will air as part of our Season 41 on PBS. Join us for this live webcast of the Austin City Limits debut of Angélique Kidjo.