Born in the small West African country of Benin, singer and songwriter Angélique Kidjo
was already a star throughout Africa before she studied in Paris and signed a major label deal in New York City. Her acclaimed world-music repertoire includes Afrobeat, reggae, gospel and jazz styles, and she’s a three-time Grammy Award winner who was also on the cover of Forbes’ “Most Influential Women in the World” issue last year. Angélique Kidjo arrives in the North Bay to perform her world of sound on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Green Music Center, 1801 East Cotati Ave., Rohnert Park. 7:30pm. $25 and up. 866.955.6040.