Angelique Kidjo

Three-time Grammy Award winner, Angélique Kidjo performing as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival

One of the Guardian’s ‘Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World’ multi Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer-songwriter, actress and activist will be performing her interpretation of iconic Talking Heads album ‘Remain in Light’ on the historic Grand Opera House stage.

Having partnered with super producer Jeff Bhasker (Rihanna, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Drake, Jay-Z) to create ‘Remain In Light’ – Angelique reclaims rock for Africa, bringing the Talking Heads’ legendary 1980 album full circle. A track-by-track re-imagination of the original, considered to be one of the greatest albums of the ‘80s and deeply influenced by music from West Africa, notably Fela Kuti’s afrobeat this will be a performance not to be missed.

“A Breakthrough ‘80s Album Taken Back to Africa” — The New York Times

“Africa’s premier diva” (Time Magazine) promises to bring to the stage euphoric singing, explosive percussion, horn orchestrations, and select lyrics performed in languages from her home country as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival. Featuring artists and performers from home and abroad for a world class programme of theatre, performance art, visual art, dance and music, the Festival will take place throughout the city between 16 October and 3 November 2018, visit to find out more.

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