Angélique Kidjo gives a funky African reading of a Talking Heads’ milestone. ‘And you may find yourself in another part of the world’

Angélique Kidjo’ s ‘Remain In Light’ is her thirteenth studio album (a take-on the 1980 Talking Heads’ album) produced by Jeff Bhasker, featuring Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend frontman, etc. and released on June 8, 2018 by Kravenworks

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Drowned In Sound
proves a real triumph mining an emotional resonance not entirely evident in Byrne’s detached vocal, as Kidjo makes it soar. […]

Pitchfork
Kidjo also rewrote some of the lyrics and added traditional African parables and songs in the background […]

NPR
Kidjo tells the story of a man named Mojique, who sees first-hand the colonization of his village […]

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Angélique Kidjo – Remain In Light

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