The Pizza Effect: How Angelique Kidjo brings the Talking Heads’ album “Remain in Light” full circle
Jun 28th, 2018 by whatsthisalbumabout
How is Angelique Kidjo's remake of classic Talking Heads album like a pizza? Host Bobby Waller explains how Kidjo's take on Remain In Light is an example of what sociologist of religion call "the pizza effect." The pizza effect describes what happens when an element of one culture (pizza) is more fully embraced by another (America) and then it gets exported back to the culture of origin (Italy), often with raised status. Through this album, we'll trace the fascinating path of the "pizza" of musical styles that have traversed the shores of the American and African continents.