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TOUMANI DIABATE & FATOUMATA DIAWARA BOARD THE AFRICA EXPRESS TRAIN!
This September Fatoumata Diawara and Toumani Diabaté will join a diverse range of musical legends and emerging new artists, from Africa and the West on The Africa Express Train as it tours England, Scotland and Wales.
The tour - supported by The Guardian - will capture the unique spirit of Africa Express, taking its innovative blend of music and mayhem to UK towns that have never seen anything like it. There will be pop-up performances with world-famous musicians playing unexpected gigs in unexpected places. Schools, railway stations, factories, offices, shopping centres and local clubs. Each day, each town, each show will be different. With a customised rehearsal carriage on the train, the artists will create new music along the journey, which will culminate with the train’s arrival back into Kings Cross for a large-scale finale concert in Granary Square - one of London’s newest public spaces.
Watch 'Africa Express - The Story so Far'
Other confirmed acts include, Amadou & Mariam, Damon Albarn, Nicolas Jaar, Baloji, Charli XCX, Jupiter & Okwess International, Kano, Bassekou Kouyate, Baaba Maal, Noisettes, Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club), Rokia Traoré, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) Tony Allen, Carl Barât, Hatim Bensalha (H-Kayne), Afel Bocoum, Krar Collective, Kyla La Grange, M1 (Dead Prez), M.anifest, Spoek Mathambo, John McClure (Reverend and the Makers), Nneka, The Temper Trap, Marques Toliver, The Very Best (Soundsystem) and Rizzle Kicks.
For confirmed venue line-ups visit www.africaexpress.co.uk
3 September / Middlesbrough / Town Hall
4 September / Glasgow / The Arches
5 September / Manchester / The Ritz
6 September / Cardiff / Solus
7 September / Bristol / The Big Top at Creative Common
8 September / London / Granary Square at King’s Cross
***Fatoumata Diawara will be playing all dates except the 5 September show***
‘A seven-hour epic that featured an ever-changing kaleidoscope of African styles, Western indie-pop and hip-hop….one of the events of the year.’ The Guardian
'An absolute lose-yourself epiphany for everyone who was there. I’m almost reluctant to go to Glastonbury again because I can hardly imagine how it could possibly be topped.' The Times
Yeah, saw this a while ago. PH and the Hickson posse are going to the Manchester gig, but I can't get time off midweek to join them
Not the whole posse! Only the fogeyest ones, I'm going to the London date :)
I'm thinking of going to the London one! Maybe I can finally meet the illusive Hxn!! Who apparently has not one, not two but THREE lookalikes who attend Womad! x
Oi! 'fogeyest' isn't even a word, you young whippersnapper. Harrumpf!
OMG!! Worst news ever! My mum can't have the girls! x
Yea that's going to be one late night if the Liverpool Exprezz is anything to go by. Hope you Hicksons enjoy and a gig report here would be great.
Hi Grey-la, hoped to see you & Elaine at AE Manchester. Not sure that these gigs will match the Live'Я'pool one (though that would be good ~ except, we left that one at about 4:30am and had the day off after, this one's on a wednesday then I'm in work!) Jim's hitting the London gig ~ guess they'll pull all the stopes out for that one!
(you going to the Hope St Feast?)
Dunno what 'stopes' are but I bet they'll be pulling them out along with the stops!
Hope Street Feast is on Sunday 16th
We will be there this year and no doubt having a few beers at the Roscoe Beer Festival. Give us a call when your in town.
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