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Angélique Kidjo - Remain in Light

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Angélique Kidjo - Remain in Light


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Afrikas førstediva tar Talking Heads’ klassikeralbum hjem.

I 2016 fikk beniner Angélique Kidjo hele Grieghallen til å danse under Festspillene. Nå kommer hun tilbake for å få hele taket til å løfte seg. Hun har gjort sin egen innspilling av Talking Heads’ ikoniske album Remain in Light fra 1980, og tar dermed originalalbumet, som er dypt påvirket av vestafrikansk musikk, hjem. Klassiske sanger som Crosseyed and Painless, Once in a Lifetime og Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) har fått et enda tydeligere preg av den vestafrikanske musikken Kidjo alltid har fremmet, med elementer av R&B og funk, og fremføres med en kraft og musikalitet som treffer midt i hjertet. Med seg på scenen har hun et drivende og eksplosivt band.

Angélique Kidjo har en sterk stemme hun også bruker i overført betydning, i sitt politiske engasjement for Afrikas nåtid og fremtid. Musikken bruker hun som en plattform for interkulturell kommunikasjon, og i 2011 ble hun utnevnt til en av verdens 100 mest inspirerende kvinner av The Guardian.

Angélique Kidjo vokal
Dominic James gitar
Edgardo Yayo Serka trommer
Magatte Sow perkusjon
Michael Olatuja bass
Thierry Vaton tangenter

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​Africa's most famous diva takes classic album by Talking Heads' home.

In 2016, Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo had the entire audience in Grieghallen up and dancing during the Bergen International Festival. Now she returns to raise the roof again. She has made her own recording of Talking Heads' iconic album Remain in Light from 1980, thus taking the original album, which is deeply influenced by West African music, home. Classic songs such as Crosseyed and Painless, Once in a Lifetime and Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) have been given an even more distinctive sound of the West African music that Kidjo has always promoted, combined with elements of R&B and funk, and are performed with a force and musicality that directly touches the heart. Joining her on stage are a driving and explosive band.

Angelique Kidjo has a powerful voice that she also uses in the conveyed sense, in her political commitment to Africa's present and future. She uses her music as a platform for intercultural communication, and in 2011 she was named one of the world's 100 most inspiring women by The Guardian.

​Angelique Kidjo vocals
Dominic James guitar
Edgardo Yayo Serka drums
Magatte Sow percussion
Michael Olatuja bass
Thierry Vaton tangenter



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