BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Angelique Kidjo's Celia Cruz Tribute with Pedrito Martinez / Yosvany Terry Quintet

A collection of musical superstars honors the supreme Salsa diva Celia Cruz in a whirlwind tribute. 


Jul 29, 2016

6:30PM GATES / 7:30PM SHOW




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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Angelique Kidjo

Photo: Pierre Marie Zimmerman

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The multiple Grammy-winning Beninoise superstar and Brooklynite ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO, “Africa’s premier diva,” (Time Magazine) dives headlong into the music of the Queen of Salsa in this unforgettable event, which features guest musicians like the outstanding Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez. Cruz, whom Billboard once called “indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music,” offers a wealth of material for Kidjo’s formidable abilities as an interpreter of other artists’ work (listen to her otherworldly cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Chile” if you want to hear someone making a great original song all her own). “The power of Kidjo’s unflappable voice, the range of her emotional expression, the stellar, genre-bending musicians who back her, and the infectious, activist energy that courses through her songs all transcend any native tongue.” (NPR)

Since arriving in NYC in 1999, the Cuban saxophonist, percussionist, and composer YOSVANY TERRY “has helped redefine Latin Jazz as a complex new idiom.” (NY Times). Terry is here with his blistering quintet, “a jazz band of Cubans that play with magnificent musicianship, passion aplenty with its heart on its sleeve.” (Jazzwise UK)

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Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

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