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Angélique Kidjo’s Spirit Rising

Pierre Marie Zimmerman

Multiple Grammy-winning singer–songwriter Angélique Kidjo tells the story of her harrowing escape from Communist Benin into France, her rise from poverty to become an international sensation, and her tireless advocacy work for the education of African girls and women’s rights.

Her memoir is Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music.

She’s joined in conversation and song by percussionist, composer, and educator John Santos.

David Kwan is the editor and producer of Binah, featuring remarkable artists and thinkers who’ve come to speak at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco as part of their Arts & Ideas program.