Prague Sounds: Angelique Kidjo sings Talking Heads, Alva Noto performs Xerrox Vol.4, JACK Quartet plays Zorn, and a last chance to see jazz legend Ron Carter



African singer Angelique Kidjo's unique take on the cult Talking Heads album 'Remain in Light,' legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter on his last-ever European tour, pioneer of electronica (and co-composer of the soundtrack to 'The Revenant') Alva Noto teaming up with Ensemble Modern on a special audio-visual project, and America's foremost new music string quartet JACK with a tribute to John Zorn. These are just a few of the treats on offer at this year's Prague Sounds festival, which opens on November 1st with Benjamin Clementine's concert at Rudolfinum. The line-up also includes shows featuring violinist and singer Owen Pallett, British electronic artist Nathan Fake, rising UK hip-hop sensation Kofi Stone, and the cult Czech band Bert & Friends in the unusual setting of Rudolfnum. Other festival venues include Veletrzni Palac, Dox+, La Fabrika, Forum Karlin, Kasarna Karlin, and CAMP.

'This year we've put together a wide-ranging progamme - from a unique personality like Benjamin Clementine, through a jazz legend in Ron Carter, an avant-garde tribute to John Zorn from JACK Quartet, one of the great African singers Angelique Kidjo, to some of the most respected names in electronic music. What all the concerts have in common, though, is that they offer our audience unique musical experiences,' says festival founder and director Marek Vrabec.