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Donald Gordon Theatre

Angélique Kidjo's Remain In Light


09 Jun 2018

Tickets (max 8 seats per booking):
£17.50 - £24.50

Age Guidance: 14+ (No under 2s).


Cardiff's international arts festival, Festival of Voice, returns this year for its second instalment. Created by Wales Millennium Centre, we'll be bringing you 11 days of unique musical talent, one-off events, inspirational collaborations and community participation projects. The festival features powerful and diverse voices from music and the arts, both locally and internationally.

Buy tickets for the full line-up on the

Festival of Voice website

or for performances held at the Wales Millennium Centre

pick them up here.

Join the conversation on Twitter #FoV2018.

 

 

Angélique Kidjo's latest project; her reinterpretation of the classic Talking Heads album 'Remain In Light' - showcases incredible new arrangements of the iconic songs. She takes the classics such as Crosseyed and Painless, Once in a Lifetime, and Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) and reinterprets them with electrifying rhythms, African guitars, and layered backing vocals.  

As a performer, her striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across national borders. Kidjo has cross-pollinated the West African traditions of her childhood in Benin with elements of American R&B, funk and jazz, as well as influences from Europe and Latin America. Get ready for an unforgettable performance of familiar melodies reworked into a spectacular genre-bending presentation. 

“Her bridge to “Remain in Light” carried mutual respect, playful cross-references and sheer pleasure, as Ms. Kidjo repatriated the grooves in the songs and threaded African words and melodies directly through them.” New York Times. 

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Sat 09 Jun
7:00PM £17.50 - £24.50  
 

Cardiff's international arts festival, Festival of Voice, returns this year for its second instalment. Created by Wales Millennium Centre, we'll be bringing you 11 days of unique musical talent, one-off events, inspirational collaborations and community participation projects. The festival features powerful and diverse voices from music and the arts, both locally and internationally.

Buy tickets for the full line-up on the

Festival of Voice website

or for performances held at the Wales Millennium Centre

pick them up here.

Join the conversation on Twitter #FoV2018.

 

 

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Cardiff's international arts festival, Festival of Voice, returns this year for its second instalment. Created by Wales Millennium Centre, we'll be bringing you 11 days of unique musical talent, one-off events, inspirational collaborations and community participation projects. The festival features powerful and diverse voices from music and the arts, both locally and internationally.

Buy tickets for the full line-up on the

Festival of Voice website

or for performances held at the Wales Millennium Centre

pick them up here.

Join the conversation on Twitter #FoV2018.

 

 

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