Performance Friday, May 5, 2017 | 8 PM

Angélique Kidjo and Friends

Remain in Light

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo returns to Carnegie Hall with an all-star band and some very special guests for the debut performance of her reimagined take on the Talking Heads’ classic 1980 album, Remain in Light. Kidjo takes unforgettable songs such as “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Once in a Lifetime,” and “Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On),” reinterpreting them with electrifying rhythms, African guitars, and layered backing vocals.


  • Angélique Kidjo

    Dominic James, Guitar
    Yayo Serka, Drums
    Magatte Sow, African Percussion
    Ben Zwerin, Bass Guitar

  • and Guests
    Lionel Loueke, Guitar
    Jason Lindner, Keyboard
    Nona Hendryx, Vocals
    Ki Ki Hawkins, Vocals
    The Antibalas Horns
    Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Guitar
    Kuumunity Collaborations Choir
    Generation Percu, African Percussion

Event Duration

The concert will last approximately two hours without intermission.
Sponsored by United Airlines®, Official Airline of Carnegie Hall
United Airlines (as of 3-24-2017)
This performance is part of Around the Globe.