Angelique Kidjo and Tucker’s
Kidjo with Dominic James on guitar and Forrest Robinson on drums
Angelique Kidjo performed a rousing show of singing, dancing and inspirational stories in the Jo Long Theatre at the Carver Community Cultural Center last Saturday, May 28. By the end of the show Kidjo’s infectious rhythms had everyone in the audience dancing in the aisles and up on stage. Kidjo entertained with her big powerful voice and energetic dance moves. Between songs she talked about growing up in Benin, her father, general life lessons and her musical influences which included James Brown. The show was very enjoyable and was a a fitting end to the Carver’s 2010-11 performance season.
Performing with Kidjo were Itaigaura Brandao on bass, Domininc James on guitars, Forrest Robinson on drums and Magatte Sow on percussion.
- Kidjo leads the audience in dancing
Before the show we stopped at Tucker’s Kozy Korner
, a few blocks away, for dinner. I immediately felt at home when I saw they had the same chandelier over the bar that we have in the dining room of our 1980s house. The service was very friendly. The menu is mainly burgers. I ordered a bean burger with sweet potato fries. The burger was very tasty and tasted handmade. The sweet potato fries were especially good, light and fluffy and not too sweet. We also enjoyed listening to the jukebox.
- Burger and fries at Tucker’s