I got schooled not only on Angelique Kidjo but also on the Talking Heads’ 1980 album “Remain in Light”. Angelique said that when she moved to Paris in the ’80s and heard the Talking Heads album for the first time (PS her stories of parties in Paris at this time is great), she was amazed at how the sound reminded her of music from her West African roots. She describes how the album has an undeniable beat that mimics west African music. It turns out she was right.
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