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October 12, 2018


Angelique Kidjo’s track-by-track reimagining of Talking Heads’ landmark 1980 album ‘Remain in Light’ took the music world by storm this year.   A newly recorded Amazon Original version of album highlight “The Great Curve” was recently released on Amazon Music featuring Alicia Keys on vocals and Questlove on drums, plus guitar from Blood Orange.  Today Angelique has unveiled the music video for the song.  It features Angelique and Alicia Keys in the studio together, plus footage of fans from across the globe participating in a dance contest that Angelique initiated on social media.  Watch “The Great Curve” here:

And read a new Q&A at Billboard:

Kidjo partnered with super producer and 2015 Grammy Producer of the Year Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Rolling Stones, Beyonce) for her version of ‘Remain in Light,’ which brings the Talking Heads album full circle, back to the sounds of West Africa that inspired the original.  This has led to a tremendous 2018: she performed “Once In A Lifetime” on Jimmy Kimmel Live, discussed the album with David Byrne on New Yorker Radio Hour, was profiled by Pitchfork, NPR’s Morning Edition, Rolling Stone and beyond.

Angelique was also just featured in Vice’s art magazine Garage, a piece about working with Kerry James Marshall on the album artwork that he created with her at his studio in Chicago:

She will continue touring ‘Remain In Light’ internationally for the next several months, full list of dates is below.


“Transformative…raises the ante on every parameter of the original” – NY Times

“Visionary…illustrates Kidjo’s grand majesty” – NPR Music

“Stunning…a perfect counterpart to Talking Heads’ record” – Rolling Stone

“Irrepressible…one of the year’s most daring records” – Pitchfork, 8 out of 10

“Astonishingly inventive…No question: one of the albums of the year” – The Sunday Times

“Breathtaking” – Stereogum

“Dense and powerful” – The Fader

“Jubilant…Talking Heads never sounded so good” – Afropunk


Oct 26 – Umea, Sweden – Umea Jazz Festival

Oct 29 – Belfast, United Kingdom – Grand Opera House*

Nov 20 – Zurich, Switzerland – Kaufleuten*

Nov 21 – Pully, Switzerland – Theatre Octogone*

Nov 23 – Genève, Switzerland – Théâtre Du Léman*

Nov 25 ­- Roma, Italy – Auditorium Parco della Musica*

Nov 27 – Deville-les-rouen, France – LE 106*

Dec 8 – Hamburg, Germany – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg*

Dec 9 – Wrocław, Poland – Narodowe Forum Muzyki*

Jan 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall

Jan 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall

Jan 13 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall

Feb 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center*

Feb 21 – Chicago, IL – Harris Theater

Mar 15 – New Plymouth, NZ – WOMAD NZ*

Apr 3 – Burlington, VT – Flynn Center*

Apr 8 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre*

Apr 12 – Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theatre Center*

May 9 – London, UK – Southbank Centre Royal Festvial Hall

May 17 – Aix-en-provence, France – Grand Theatre de Provence

Jun 1 – San Antonio, TX – Jo Long Theatre

* – Remain In Light concert