Treefort Preview: Angelique Kidjo 

Treefort Main Stage, Saturday, March 23

One of the most pleasant easter eggs of Wes Anderson's 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou has to be Seu Jorge's occasional acoustic covers of songs by David Bowie in Portuguese. The songs, plucked from context and their native language, take on an exotic but uncannily familiar beauty. The same is true of Angelique Kidjo's take on Talking Heads' album Remain in Light (Sire Records). The original 1980 TH album itself was heavily influenced by West African music, and Kidjo's song-by-song take on the album was originally cut with members of Vampire Weekend, Blood Orange, Tony Allen and others, pulling the afrobeat out of the shadows and, well, into the light. Kidjo will perform at the Treefort Main Stage on Saturday, March 23.

10 p.m., $10-$30 without a Treefort pass. Treefort Main Stage, 1201 W. Grove St., Boise, .


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