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Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light

  • Dates: August 2, 2017
  • Location: Damrosch Park
  • Address: West 62nd and Amsterdam , Manhattan, NY 10023
  • Phone: (212) 721-6500
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free
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  • 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.