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Angélique Kidjo

Flynn Center presents

Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light

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  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30 PM


“Grounded in affection and ingenuity.” —New York Times

Three-time Grammy-winner Angélique Kidjo and her eight-piece band reimagine the Talking Heads’ great opus, underscoring Remain In Light ’s African heritage with percussive horns, repatriated grooves, and traditional African language proverbs layered throughout. Popular music was never quite the same after the Heads released Remain in Light in 1980. Kidjo says that following her exile from Benin, the record’s Afrobeat polyrhythms and Brian Eno-produced soundscapes driven through the hyper-reflective eclecticism of frontman David Byrne helped bridge her past and her future in the western world. “This is African,” she remembers thinking, “yet it’s got something that is turning my head upside down.”

Presented in association with the Office of the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity, and Multicultural Affairs through the UVM President’s Initiative for Diversity.

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Programming is supported by the Flynn endowment, Andrea’s Legacy Fund, and Everybody Belongs Fund.

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