A group of African and Western musicians will be trekking through the United Kingdom on a train as Africa Express this September. Apart from typical concerts, the collective will also do “pop-up performances at railway stations, schools, factories, offices, shopping centers, and homes” as well as write new material while en route. Participating musicians include part-founder Damon Albarn, Amadou & Mariam, Rokia Traoré, Kano, Baloji, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Noisettes, Jupiter & Okwess International and Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club). View a short documentary on Africa Express above and see a full list of tour dates below.
AFRICA EXPRESS TOUR
09-03 Middlesbrough, England – Town Hall
09-04 Glasgow, Scotland – The Arches
09-05 Manchester, England – The Ritz
09-06 Cardiff, Wales – Solus (Cardiff University)
09-07 Bristol, England – The Big Top at Creative Common
09-08 London, England – Granary Square at King’s Cross