Angelique Kidjo will open the Algarvian summer season with a performance on July 17 at the Sheraton Algarve. African-born Angelique Kidjo is a gifted vocalist whose work has resulted in three Grammy nominations. Her musical style is a unique blend of afro-funk, reggae, samba, salsa, gospel, jazz and soul. Inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Santana and Aretha Franklin, Angelique Kidjo was singing professionally by her twentieth birthday and recorded her first album Pretty in 1980. Throughout her career, Angelique Kidjo has worked with various international artists like Santana and Gilberto Gil. She sings her songs in English, French and the African languages Yoruba and Fon. For more information, call 289 500 360.