"African Symphony": when classical music meets African legendary hits


 For the European premiere of her new concert African Symphony in Lyon south-eastern France, world renowned artist Angelique Kidjo tasked conductor Christian Reif with leading the Lyon National Orchestra and guiding music-lovers through a melodic journey across Africa.

The award-winning singer seeks to pay homage to exceptional talents from the continent who have gifted the world their music throughout generations.

"It's brilliant how Angelique makes her choices," the Bavaria born musician says.

The Beninese diva took on the challenge to celebrate African legends like Miriam Makeba, Fela Kuti and stars from the younger generation that includes Burna Boy, Rema, Nomcebo Zikode and Nomcebo Zikode with a classical orchestral twist.

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