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Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright in Newark, N.J.

Three singers mesmerize an audience with stellar performances and "The Truth"

Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright at 2011 Detroit Jazz Festival

Angelique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright mesmerized an audience at Newark, N.J.’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center with their powerful, moving and entertaining voices and songs and lyrics. The three vocalists have been touring with a show they call “Sing the Truth,” and while one might assume the three might attempt to steal the stage from one another, the contrary happened: each complemented the other two wonderfully.

That they bonded on many levels is almost an understatement, and pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, guitarist Romero Lubamdo, bassist James Genus and percussionist Daryl “Munyungo” Jackson were crucial additions to the music.

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