Angélique Kidjo to perform Talking Heads’ Remain in Light at Bardavon

(Sofia and Mauro)

Bardavon presents global pop star and three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo performing the classic Talking Heads record Remain in Light on Thursday, April 11 at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston. Kidjo first crossed paths with the original album when she fled Benin and moved to Paris in 1983. She recognized it as African, but the rhythms were harder for her to place. Flash forward to 2018 and her reimagining of the record, done in collaboration with the acclaimed producer Jeff Bhasker, was released on Kravenworks Records. In 2017, Kidjo premiered this musical project at New York’s Carnegie Hall and at Bonnaroo (David Byrne came out of the audience to sing with her during the Carnegie Hall show). Tickets cost $46 to $66 based on location, with a $5 discount for Bardavon members.

Angélique Kidjo performs Remain in Light, Thursday, Apr. 11, 7:30 p.m., $46-$66, UPAC, 601 Broadway, Kingston, (845) 339-6088, www.bardavon.org