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Eastside Radio’s Album Of The Week: Mar 7 – Mar 14

Eastside Radio’s Album Of The Week is Remain In Light by Angélique Kidjo on the Kravenworks Label.

Angélique Kidjo is now one of the world’s leading artists, with thirteen stunning albums to her credit. Considered “the only African diva” by Time Magazine, she is a true performer whose striking voice, stage presence and willingness to experiment have earned the respect of her peers. Over the course of her career, Kidjo has successfully brought together the traditional sounds of her childhood in Benin with RnB, funk, jazz and more. Here, she will present the Australian premiere of her latest project; the reinvention of Talking Heads’ classic 1980 album, “Remain in Light”.  Recorded with the superstar producer Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Taylor Swift), Kidjo’s powerful versions of tracks such as “Once in a Lifetime” and “Born Under Punches”, picking up on the original’s Afrobeat undertones, has been described as “Visionary…illustrates Kidjo’s grand majesty” – NPR Music

Artist: Angélique Kidjo

Title: Remain In Light

1.Born Under Punches

2.Crosseyed and Painless

3.The Great Curve

4.Once in a Lifetime

5.Houses in Motion

6.Seen and Not Seen

7.Listening Wind

8.The Overload


‘Remain In Light’ features appearances by:

Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend

Blood Orange

Tony Allen

Angélique’s longtime guitarist Dominic James

Magatte Sow (percussionist for the ‘Black Panther’ film score)

Visual artist Kerry James Marshall collaborated on the album artwork.

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