most famous diva takes classic album by Talking Heads' home.
n 2016, Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo had the entire audience in Grieghallen up and dancing during the Bergen International Festival. Now she returns to raise the roof again. She has made her own recording of Talking Heads' iconic album Remain in Light from 1980, thus taking the original album, which is deeply influenced by West African music, home. Classic songs such as Crosseyed and Painless, Once in a Lifetime and Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) have been given an even more distinctive sound of the West African music that Kidjo has always promoted, combined with elements of R & B and funk, and are performed with a force and musicality that directly touches the heart. Joining her on stage are a driving and explosive band.
Angélique Kidjo has a powerful voice that she also uses in the conveyed sense, in her political commitment to Africa's present and future. She uses her music as a platform for intercultural communication, and in 2011 she was named one of the world's 100 most inspiring women by The Guardian.