“Africa rapturously reclaimed rock when Angelique Kidjo, from Benin, performed all the songs from Talking Heads’ album 'Remain in Light'...sheer pleasure.”– New York Times
“Positive-thinking songs and deep, inventive grooves that hotwire decades of African, European and American music.”– New York Times on Ibibio Sound Machine
It’s not the same as it ever was when Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Angelique 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.
Wednesday, August 2 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park