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Angélique Kidjo

Mark and Stuart chat to global pop star and three-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo about recording and re-imagining her own version of Talking Heads' 1980 album Remain In Light.

Mark and Stuart chat to global pop star and three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo about recording and re-imagining her own version of Talking Heads' landmark 1980 album 'Remain In Light'. Teaming up with producer Jeff Bhasker and collaborating with artists including Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Blood Orange's Davonté Hynes, Angélique takes the album and adds explosive percussion, horn orchestrations, and select lyrics performed in languages from her home country of Benin. She premiered this project at New York's Carnegie Hall and Bonnaroo festival last year with David Byrne coming out the audience to sing with her during the Carnegie Hall performance. Over her career Angélique has collaborated with artists including Alicia Keys, Bono, Carlos Santana and Peter Gabriel and The Guardian named her one of its 'most inspiring women in the world.'

Also on the show, there's the never-ending feature The Chain - which links together one record to another using YOUR suggestions - and Teatime Themetime, when you guess the link between three tracks over a cup of tea. AND if that weren't enough - we bring you the latest updates in the world of rock and pop in today's Music News.

3 hours

Last on

Wed 30 May 2018 13:00

Music Played

  • Can

    I Want More

    • Spoon.
  • Goat

    Let It Burn

    • Rocket Recordings.
  • Elliott Smith

    Baby Britain

    • Dreamworks.
  • Diana Ross & The Supremes


    • Northern Soul: 20 Original Classics.
  • Manic Street Preachers

    Hold Me Like A Heaven

    • Columbia.
  • Sudan Archives

    Nont For Sale

    • Stones Throw Records.
  • Man Parrish

    Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)

    • Reunited (25 Years Of Polydor Funk).
    • Polydor.
    • 1.
  • Courtney Barnett

    History Eraser (The Biggest Weekend 2018)

  • Arctic Monkeys

    Four Out Of Five

    • Domino.
  • The Associates

    Club Country

    • Popera (The Singles Collection).
    • East West Records.
    • 2.
  • Soulwax

    Essential Four

    • DEEWEE.
  • Labi Siffre

    I Got The

  • Microdisney

    Gale Force Wind

  • White Denim


    • City Slang.
  • The Spencer Davis Group

    Gimme Some Lovin'

    • Eight Gigs A Week - The Steve Winwood Years.
    • Island.
    • 3.
  • Angélique Kidjo

    Once In A Lifetime

    • Remain In Light.
    • 4.
  • Angélique Kidjo

    Crosseyed and Painless

    • Remain In Light.
    • 2.
  • Gruff Rhys

    Frontier Man

    • Rough Trade.
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Gold Lion

    • Polydor.
  • Baloji

    L'Hiver Indien

    • Bella Union.
  • The Last Poets

    The Bridge

    • Understand What Black Is.
    • Studio Rockers.
  • Boy Azooga


    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • The Big Sound Authority

    This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)

    • An Inward Revolution CD1.
    • Universal Music Group.
    • 11.
  • Bobbie Gentry

    Seasons Come, Seasons Go

  • Jungle

    Happy Man

    • XL Recordings.
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain

    Sometimes Always (feat. Hope Sandoval)

  • Tindersticks


  • New Order

    Bizarre Love Triangle

  • Simian Mobile Disco

    Defender (feat. Deep Throat Choir)

    • Wichita Recordings.