IMAC TO PRESENT A CONCERT WITH AFRICAN VOCALIST
Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 8PM
Tickets: $50.00 Full Price / $37.50 IMAC Members
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On Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening with African vocalist ANGELIQUE KIDJO.
Four time Grammy nominee Angelique Kidjo is not only one of the spunkiest, most electrifying performers in the pop world today, she’s also one of its most forward and creative thinkers, an artist whose mission has been to explore the relationships of diverse musical cultures. While she has steeped her music in the tribal and pop rhythms of her West African heritage, the Benin-born, Brooklyn-based Kidjo has crossed musical boundaries by blending a variety of styles, including funk, salsa, jazz, rumba, soul and makossa. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with a diverse group of international artists including: Santana, Bono, Peter Gabriel, Alicia Keys, Jose Stone, Quincy Jones and many more. Her duet with Dave Matthews on the song Iwoya, which appeared on her record Black Ivory Soul, was a critical success that helped diversify her fan base. The music of Angelique Kidjo offers the perspective that the world is much smaller than we think, and that no matter how far flung its peoples may be, subtle lines of interconnection span the globe, uniting all people.
Tickets for this performance are $50.00 ($37.50 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances or online at www.imactheater.org. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.