Angelique Kidjo Joined By Alicia Keys, Questlove And Blood Orange On New Amazon Original Version Of The Great Curve From Radical Remake Of Talking Heads’ Remain In Light | Shore Fire Media

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Angelique Kidjo Joined By Alicia Keys, Questlove And Blood Orange On New Amazon Original Version Of The Great Curve From Radical Remake Of Talking Heads’ Remain In Light

Angélique Kidjo Joined By Alicia Keys, Questlove And Blood Orange On New Amazon Original Version Of “The Great Curve” From Radical Remake Of Talking Heads’ ‘Remain In Light’

'Remain In Light’ Out Now Digitally, Cd Version To Be Released Sept 28 (Kravenworks Records)
Listen To “The Great Curve” On Amazon Music Here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H5RZYRM

 

Angélique Kidjo set the music world on fire in June with her track-by-track reimagination of Talking Heads’ landmark album ‘Remain in Light.’ Now a new Amazon Original version of standout track “The Great Curve” has been released on Amazon Music, which features guests Alicia Keys on vocals and Questlove on drums, alongside Blood Orange on guitar, plus the Antibalas horns, Angelique’s longtime guitarist Dominic James, and Magatte Sow (percussionist for the ‘Black Panther’ film score). The album will be released on CD format September 28 (Kravenworks Records) – pre-order it here: https://amzn.to/2xijckf  

 

Listen to “The Great Curve (Amazon Original)” featuring Alicia Keys, Questlove and Blood Orange here:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H5RZYRM

 

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Angélique and her full band will also perform her ecstatic version of this album at home in NYC, September 27 at Central Park’s SummerStage. SummerStage is the latest stop on an international tour that continues through 2018 with a number of shows in Europe, and since May she’s performed it in Los Angeles, London, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

 

Angélique has had an incredible summer - she performed “Once in a Lifetime” on Jimmy Kimmel Live in May, discussed the album with David Byrne on the New Yorker Radio Hour, has been featured on NPR Morning Edition, NPR Music First Listen, Pitchfork, LA Times, Studio 360, Questlove Supreme, PRI’s The World and more. 

 

Angélique partnered with super producer and 2015 Grammy Producer of the Year Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Rolling Stones, Beyonce) for her version of ‘Remain in Light,’ which brings the Talking Heads album full circle, back to the sounds of West Africa that inspired the original. The artwork was created by Kerry James Marshall. 

 

Amazon Music listeners can simply ask, “Alexa, play the new song by Angelique Kidjo” in the Amazon Music app for iOS and Android and on Alexa-enabled devices. In addition to “The Great Curve,” Amazon Music listeners can access hundreds of Amazon Original songs and numerous albums featuring both emerging and established artists across numerous genres, available to stream and purchase on Amazon Music.

 

 

Watch Angélique’s Jimmy Kimmel Live performance of “Once in a Lifetime” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7Om538lGCE

 

PRAISE FOR 'REMAIN IN LIGHT'

“Transformative…raises the ante on every parameter of the original” – NY Times

“Visionary…illustrates Kidjo’s grand majesty” – NPR Music

"Stunning...a perfect counterpart to Talking Heads' record” - Rolling Stone

“Irrepressible…one of the year’s most daring records” - Pitchfork, 8 out of 10

“Astonishingly inventive…No question: one of the albums of the year” – The Sunday Times

“Breathtaking” – Stereogum

“Dense and powerful” – The Fader

“Jubilant…Talking Heads never sounded so good” – Afropunk

“Supremely satisfying” - Paste

“Surging…unleashes [the original’s] latent West African currents” – SF Chronicle

“Magnificent” – Mojo

“Brilliantly helmed” – Uncut 

“Fascinating…a stunning transformation” – AV Club

 

TOUR DATES: 

Sept 27 - NYC, NY - Central Park SummerStage*

Oct 26 - Umea, Sweden - Umea Jazz Festival

Oct 29 - Belfast, United Kingdom – Grand Opera House*

Nov 20 - Zurich, Switzerland – Kaufleuten*

Nov 21 - Pully, Switzerland - Theatre Octogone*

Nov 23 - Genève, Switzerland – Théâtre Du Léman*

Nov 25 ­- Roma, Italy – Auditorium Parco della Musica*

Nov 27 - Deville-les-rouen, France – LE 106*

Dec 8 - Hamburg, Germany – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg*

Dec 9 - Wrocław, Poland – Narodowe Forum Muzyki*

Feb 21 - Chicago, IL – Harris Theater

Apr 3 - Burlington, VT – Flynn Center*

Apr 8 - Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre*

Apr 12 - Princeton, NJ - McCarter Theatre Center*

May 9 - London, UK – Southbank Centre Royal Festvial Hall

May 17 - Aix-en-provence, France – Grand Theatre de Provence

Jun 1 - San Antonio, TX – Jo Long Theatre

* - Remain In Light concert