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


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

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

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


Angélique Kidjo – Remain In Light


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