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09
December 2018
Sunday
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

Angélique Kidjo's Remain in Light

Performers:

Angélique Kidjo – vocal
Magatte Sow – African drums
Yayo Serka – drums
Michael Olatuja – bass guitar
Dominic James – guitars
Thierry Vaton – keyboards

Programme:

Angélique Kidjo's  Remain in Light

Angélique Kidjo / fot. Gilles Sonia Zimmermann

“As ‘Remain In Light’ was influenced by the music of my continent, I want to pay back the homage and create my own African take on Talking Heads’ songs” [Angélique Kidjo].

Global pop star and 3-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo has partnered with super producer Jeff Bhasker (Rihanna, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Drake, Jay-Z) to create 'Remain In Light' - a new project that finds the Benin-born artist reclaiming rock for Africa, bringing the Talking Heads' landmark 1980 album full circle.  The record is a track-by-track re-imagination of the original, considered to be one of the greatest albums of the ‘80s and deeply influenced by music from West Africa, notably Fela Kuti's afrobeat.  With her version of 'Remain In Light’ (out June 8/Kravenworks Records), Angélique celebrates the genius of Talking Heads, Brian Eno and the touchstones that made the original so revered and injects it with her euphoric singing, explosive percussion, horn orchestrations, and select lyrics performed in languages from her home country.

‘Remain In Light’ features appearances by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Blood Orange, Tony Allen, Angelique’s longtime guitarist Dominic James, and Magatte Sow (percussionist for the ‘Black Panther’ film score). Visual artist Kerry James Marshall collaborated on the album artwork.

 “We all know that rock music came from the blues and thus from Africa. Now is the time to bring rock back to Africa, connect our minds, and bring all our sounds to a new level of sharing and understanding.” [Angélique Kidjo]



 

Tickets:
SEAT TYPE KINDS OF TICKETS PRICES
VIP
  • VIP Ticket
200 PLN
zone I
  • Zone I Ticket
160 PLN
zone II
  • Zone II Ticket
110 PLN
zone III
  • Zone III Ticket
60 PLN

Watch

Angélique Kidjo | Born Under Punches
Angélique Kidjo | Once In A Lifetime

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