Remain in Light
One of the Guardian’s ‘Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World’ multi Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter, actress and activist, will perform her reimagining of iconic Talking Heads album ‘Remain in Light’.
Angélique Kidjo is now one of the world's leading artists, with thirteen stunning albums to her credit. Considered "the only African diva" by Time Magazine, she is a true performer whose striking voice, stage presence and willingness to experiment have earned the respect of her peers. Over the course of her career, Kidjo has successfully brought together the traditional sounds of her childhood in Benin with RnB, funk, jazz and more. Here, she will present the Australian premiere of her latest project; the reinvention of Talking Heads’ classic 1980 album, "Remain in Light". Recorded with the superstar producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift), Kidjo’s powerful versions of tracks such as "Once in a Lifetime" and "Born Under Punches", picking up on the original’s Afrobeat undertones, has been described as “Visionary…illustrates Kidjo’s grand majesty” – NPR Music
“Brilliant reimagining of Talking Heads’ 1980 masterpiece” - Daily Mail, UK
“Dense, dynamic, funk-fueled masterpiece” ★★★★★ - SONGLINES