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Angélique Kidjo's Remain in Light

  • 603 E Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Global pop star Angélique Kidjo has partnered with super producer Jeff Bhasker (Rihanna, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Drake, Jay-Z) and an international band to create Remain in Light. This new project finds the Benin-born artist reclaiming rock for Africa and bringing the Talking Heads’ landmark 1980 album full circle, nearly 40 years after it was released. The original was deeply influenced by music from West Africa, notably Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat; Kidjo’s reimagination celebrates the genius of Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and the touchstones that made the original so revered. She injects it with her euphoric singing, explosive percussion, horn orchestrations, and select lyrics performed in languages from her home country.