It’s the return of the ultimate party-starters! Portland’s Pink Martini shakes up their cocktail of sounds sourced from the Jet Age. Take the colorful sambas of Brazil and the breezy chansons of Paris café culture, and spike with the groovy rhythms of mid-century Havana, and you’ve got one potent blend for a very cool Hollywood Bowl night.
Featuring a dozen musicians, with songs in 25 languages, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages on six continents. After making its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998, the band has gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center, the San Francisco Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the BBC Concert Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in London. In 2014, Pink Martini was inducted into both the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
Five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo is an icon of African music, drawing together the sounds of her home country of Benin and West Africa with elements of American R&B, funk, and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America. She is a creative force whose restless energy has found her reimagining Talking Heads’ classic Remain in Light, paying tribute to Celia Cruz, and collaborating with the LA Phil and Philip Glass. Don’t miss the return of Africa’s premier diva to the Bowl.
Pink Martini & Angélique Kidjo at The Hollywood Bowl
Wednesday, September 14 - 8:00PM
For tickets visit: Hollywood Bowl.com