It’s not the same as it ever was when Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo reimagines Talking Heads’ groundbreaking album Remain in Light. Influenced by Afrobeat king Fela Kuti, the 1980 record mixed African percussion, funk, synth, and rock. Tonight, Benin-born superstar Kidjo brings the music full circle, reinterpreting the entire album with her full band. Ibibio Sound Machine, an eight-piece band led by English-Nigerian singer Eno Williams, kicks off the evening with its high-spirited mix of Afrobeat, club music, and funk.

“Ms. Kidjo wasn’t toppling an icon; she was dancing on its heights.”
– New York Times
“Deep, inventive grooves that hotwire decades of African, European and American music.”
– New York Times on Ibibio Sound Machine

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Angélique Kidjo’s Remain in Light

Ibibio Sound Machine 

(U.S. debut)

Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park

Free Show
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Venue and Accessibility

Damrosch Park
Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices Assistive listening devices

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