Photo by Mara Lavitt -- Special to the Hartford Courant
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale, New Haven, CT
January 28, 2015
Grammy Award-winning singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo was the International Festival of Arts & Ideas 5th annual Visionary Leadership Award recipient. Gordon Geballe, chair of the Festival's board of directors, holds the award -- a plate designed by artist Sol Lewitt -- as Kidjo sings "Blewu" after receiving the award. Kidjo is co-founder of the Batonga Foundation which advocates for the rights of women and girls, especially in Africa.