As ‘Remain In Light’ was influenced by the music of my continent, I want to pay back the homage and create my own African take on Talking Heads’ songs. Remain In Light’ features appearances by Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Blood Orange, Tony Allen, Angelique’s longtime guitarist Dominic James, and Magatte Sow (percussionist for the ‘Black Panther’ film score). Visual artist Kerry James Marshall collaborated on the album artwork. A Breakthrough ‘80s Album Taken Back to Africa. Remain In Light in the Press. OIL Project Music Video. RIL Project Music Video. RIL Project Quote 2. RIL Project NYT Quote.
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Complete your Angélique Kidjo collection. Remain In Light (CD, Album, Promo). referencing Remain In Light, 8xFile, AAC, Album, 256, none. My Test Pressing vinyl arrived today (10/20) via Fatbeats. Reply Notify me Helpful.
Nearly 40 years on, Talking Heads’ Remain in Light remains a pinnacle of New York City rock, in part because it drew from anything but the strictures of rock‘n’roll. Instead it preferred cycling polyrhythms, mesmeric vamps, and dizzying layers and loops. But depending on which half of the band you asked, you might get a different answer as to its sources. It’s the latter that perked up the ears of Beninese icon Angélique Kidjo, who first encountered Once in a Lifetime in the early 1980s but never heard the entire album until 2016. It might be rock‘n’roll, but there’s something African to it, she recently told Rolling Stone about her first brush with the classic. In taking these coastal art rockers’ nervy sound back to Africa, Kidjo also picked a pregnant moment to cover the album in its entirety: The nuclear pall of the early ’80s compares all too easily to our current predicament.
One of the greatest and most influential rock albums of all time, Remain in Light still sounds implausibly avant-garde 40 years after its release, its originality, fantastic performances, and overall sonic weirdness so intimidating that most people would have deemed it uncoverable. Not so for Kidjo, who clearly approached this record with different ears than the average Western listener. Even if Byrne, Eno, and the Heads all immediately acknowledged how the album was directly inspired by Fela Kuti and Afro-beat, Remain in Light is not the sound of touristy mimicry or cultural appropriation
As ‘Remain In Light’ was influenced by the music of my continent, I want to pay back the homage and create my own African take on Talking Heads’ songs, says Angélique. We all know that rock music came from the blues and thus from Africa. Now is the time to bring rock back to Africa, connect our minds, and bring all our sounds to a new level of sharing and understanding. But, maybe, mostly, we feel her love for the music that so inspired her and reminded her of home when she first heard it in France. All words by Mark Ray. More writing by Mark Ray can be found at his author archive.
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The album cover and video showing her seemingly flogging light-bulbs conjures up pictures of African migrants looking for a brighter future. I'm selling light on the black market," she explains, "I'm selling hope and I'm trying to tell people through that video and album cover that even in the darkest hours we have to reach out for the light.
|A1||Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)||3:50|
|A2||Crosseyed And Painless / Lady||5:29|
|A3||The Great Curve
Featuring – Blood Orange
|A4||Once In A Lifetime||5:49|
|B5||Houses In Motion
Featuring – Tony Allen
|B6||Seen And Not Seen||3:04|
Featuring – Ezra Koenig
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