The world famous Avignon Theatre Festival 2017 ended with the show “Femme Noire" given in the historical Cour d’Honneur Du Palais Des Papes.
Angelique Kidjo closes the Festival D’avignon with Femme Noire, a tribute to poet Leopold Senghor with Isaach De Bankole, Manu DiBango and MHD
Hymn to the Woman and Africa, the show Femme Noire directed by Frédéric Maragnani exists by the will of Angélique Kidjo. The African diva wanted Senghor's poems to be heard in the Court of Honor of the Palace of the Popes. A symbolic place, where, since the creation of the festival in 1947, the only black author staged was Aimé Césaire whose Jacques Nichet created The Tragedy of King Christophe in 1996.
It was therefore time to make these walls resound with the literature of another African author, a craftsman also of the negritude and adept of a poetry built on the hope of a civilization of the universal.