The Opening of the African American History and Culture in Washington, DC


Angelique Kidjo performed at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American Culture and History in Washington appearing along with Patti Labelle, Angela Basset, Robert De Niro, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and John Lewis. 


The National Museum of African American History and Culture(NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum's building, collaboratively designed by Freelon Group, Adjaye Associates and Davis Brody Bond, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the visual and performing arts, religion, civil rights, slavery, and segregation. 

Angelique sung Afirika and Redemption. Her portrait is featured in the permanent exhibition. 


On Sept 24th the National Museum of African American Culture and History was officially opened with a Dedication ceremony. Video courtesy of the White House.


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