Benin singer Angelique Kidjo in Kampala

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Angelique Kidjo

Three time Grammy Award winner and singer, songwriter and social activist Angélique Kidjo is in Kampala for the Isaiah Katumwa Concert.

The concert gets underway tomorrow Tuesday April 30 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

The Beninese actress will be accompanied by Canadian saxophonist Darren Rahn.

Kidjo landed at Entebbe airport on Sunday evening and was received by Isaiah Katumwa and Uganda Breweries Limited Reserve Brand Manager, Annette Nakiyaga.

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Tickets will go for UGX200,000 and UGX 4,000,000 for a VIP Table.

The concert, an annual celebration of internationally acclaimed African jazz artistes, coincides with the International World Jazz Day marked on April 30 in nearly 200 countries around the world.

Kidjo in Kampala

The concert is sponsored by Uganda Breweries Ltd under its Johnnie Walker brand.

A creative force with 13 albums to her name, Kidjo is best known for hit singles Agolo, Wombo Lombo and a rendition of Malaika, one of Kenya’s famous golden oldies by Fadhili Willams.

Kidjo fuses West African music traditions from Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America.

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