Africa Express is a collective of musicians from Africa and the West, founded in part by Damon Albarn. The group has now announced a string of UK dates for September, in the increasingly popular form of a train tour. The Africa Express train journey will feature the eclectic lineup of Damon Albarn, Amadou & Mariam, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Noisettes, Rokia Traoré, Kano, Baloji, Jupiter & Okwess International, and Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman.
Amadou & Mariam reached international acclaim after 2005's Dimanche à Bamako; they follow that with a more global record featuring guests from France, the Ivory Coast, and Canada, as well as Englishman Damon Albarn. [Recommended]rea... Read Post
Here's one for the Six Degrees of Damon Albarn game. A new track from Nas and Damian Marley called "Patience" heavily samples Malian duo Amadou & Mariam's song "Sabali"... which was produced and co-written by none other than Mr. Alb... Read Post