Angélique Kidjo played The Met (pics, setlist)
Angélique Kidjo played her first of two nights at The Met's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on Monday night (4/25).
The performances at The Met are special concerts and organized in anticipation of the 2024 reopening of the Museum’s Michael C. Rockefeller Wing. The original concerts were supposed to take place in December but then due to omicron were rescheduled to now.
Angélique's 90-minute set featured a lot of last year's terrific Mother Nature, including "One Africa," which she said she wrote to "celebrate resilience of those that came before us." She also covered Talking Heads' "Crosseyed and Painless," and lots more. Check out her setlist below, and pictures from the night by Sachyn Mital are in this post.
Angélique plays The Met again tonight (4/26) and tickets are still available.
SETLIST: Angélique Kidjo @ The Met 4/25/2022
Crosseyed and Painless
Africa, One of a Kind
Once in a Lifetime
Free and Equal