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Angelique Kidjo and Friends: Spirit Rising


An Evening with Angelique Kidjo & Her Grammy Award-Winning Friends: DVD & broadcast master DVD & broadcast master with guests Josh Groban, Dianne Reeves, Branford Marsalis, and Ezra Koenig

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Angelique Kidjo and Friends: Spirit Rising
Program Description

Broadcast locally in June 2011, national pledge version broadcast in August 2011.

In this 90-minute special, taped at WGBH's studios in Brighton, Angelique Kidjo pays tribute to her homeland and the richness and beauty of African culture as she knew it growing up. With the help of an intimate group of guest artists, including longtime friends Josh Groban, Dianne Reeves, Branford Marsalis, and Ezra Koenig, Kidjo communicates loud and clear how African music, then and now, has retained a universal spirit and appeal. Kidjo also has help from her favorite gospel choir, and dancers from the Broadway hit FELA! during the special.



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Performing Arts
Chicago: “Angelique Kidjo and Friends: Spirit Rising,” 03/01/2011, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F87E74D065F49D091E4AF9F8AC8C2D1.
MLA: “Angelique Kidjo and Friends: Spirit Rising.” 03/01/2011. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F87E74D065F49D091E4AF9F8AC8C2D1>.
APA: Angelique Kidjo and Friends: Spirit Rising. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8F87E74D065F49D091E4AF9F8AC8C2D1
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