Conceived by Angélique Kidjo, Jean Hebrail,
and Naïma Hebrail Kidjo
Book and Lyrics by Naïma Hebrail Kidjo
Music by Angélique Kidjo and Jean Hebrail
Inspired by her ancestors, her family, and Africa’s resilience, singer and storyteller
extraordinaire Angélique Kidjo conjures up Yemandja, a timely theatrical work that is
at once a family drama and historical thriller, redolent of Greek tragedy and infused with
themes of love, betrayal, honor, free will, and the horror and injustice of slavery. Conceived
by five-time Grammy® winner Kidjo, and a stellar team of creative collaborators, Yemandja
makes its D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center in May 2022. Featuring a cast of eight
performers and four musicians, this Kennedy Center co-commission is a work of magical realism
that illuminates what happens when people are robbed of their culture.
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