Angélique Kidjo Remakes the Talking Heads' 'Remain in Light' and Pays Tribute to Nigerian Influences

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Almost 40 years ago, the Talking Heads released Remain in Light, an album marked by experimentation with polyrhythms and funk; the band explicitly credited Fela Kuti's music as a strong influence on its general sound. On her new cover of the album, Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo pays tribute to both the album itself and these Nigerian influences, even featuring Afrobeat co-founder and master drummer Tony Allen on "Houses in Motion" and "Crosseyed and Painless". More than rehashing...

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