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Angélique Kidjo Wants To "Bring Rock Back To Africa" With Her New Talking Heads Album

The Grammy Award-winning Beninese singer is re-imagining the Talking Heads' classic album, Remain In Light.

When most people think of music originating from the African continent, rock isn't exactly what comes to mind.

But Angélique Kidjo was quick to remind us in a recent interview with Rolling Stone that "rock music came from the blues and thus from Africa." With her newest album, Remain in the Light, Kidjo looks to re-imaging the landmark Talking Heads album, which was widely considered to be one of the top albums of the 1980s and was deeply influenced by Fela Kuti's afrobeat.

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10 African Music Videos That Defined Our Childhoods

Let nostalgia overwhelm you as you soak in the dance moves, the outfits, the hairstyles, and the iconic African jams that defined your childhood with these throwbacks.

We're feeling a bit nostalgic around this time of year, and thought you might like to take a walk down memory lane with us by revisiting some of the many African throwbacks that that colored our childhoods.

From King Sunny Ade to Brenda Fassie, these throwbacks remind us of the "good 'ol days" and, even after all these years, we still can't get enough.

Check out some of the quintessential African throwbacks that defined our childhood below.

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Mother Africa: 12 Iconic Women Who Have Shaped Our Culture

This Mother's Day, we celebrate iconic African women throughout history who have helped shape and create culture.

DIASPORA—The world would be much less soulful without the contributions of African women.

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