Africa Express Begins its Journey Across the UK

 

Damon Albarn’s Africa Express train departed today on it’s UK tour, packed to the rafters with some of the most exciting and inspiring musicians from across Africa and Europe.  The group will visit Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol before it’s final stop in London for a very special show at the Granary Square in Kings Cross on Saturday the 8th of September.

Each performance features a different collective of musicians, check the website for full details, but if you’re at any of the events this week you’re likely to see at least some of the below.

Amadou & Mariam, Damon Albarn, Baloji, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Jupiter & Okwess International, Kano, Bassekou Kouyate, Baaba Maal, The Noisettes, Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club), Rokia Traoré and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Tony Allen, Carl Barât, Toumani Diabate, Nicolas Jaar, Krar Collective, Kyla La Grange, M1 (Dead Prez), M.anifest, Spoek Mathambo, John McClure (Reverend and the Makers), Nneka, The Temper Trap, Marques Toliver, Gilles Peterson, Rae Morris, Rye Rye, The Very Best (Soundsystem) and Rizzle Kicks will be joining ‘The Africa Express’.

Awesome stuff!

Africa Express tickets are available now on Eventim UK here

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