World music superstar ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO, named one of the “World’s 100 Most Inspiring Women” by the Guardian UK, curates this very special commission tribute to Wangari Maathai, the late Nobel Peace Prize winner and Kenyan political, environmental and women’s activist.
WOMEN WAGING PEACE features a concert at the Bandshell with an opening set by “world music luminary” (The New Yorker) SOMI followed by Kidjo and her band, who will be joined by special guests LAURIE ANDERSON and the great South African opera star SIBONGILE KHUMALO.
The Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is free to the public.
The Prospect Park Alliance will host a tree planting ceremony at 6 p.m. just outside the Bandshell in memory of Wangari Maathai and to commemorate the 20,000 trees she helped plant in Kenya.
At 3 p.m., The Brooklyn Public Library will host a screening of Pray The Devil Back To Hell, from the 5-part series Women, War & Peace, followed by a panel discussion with Sarah Lee Whitson (Human Rights Watch), Zainab Salbi (Women for Women International), and others. Central Library Dweck Center/Grand Army Plaza.