September 2012: Africa Express rolls out across Britain.
Africa Express began with a trip to Mali in 2006 and has since bought together some of the best musicians from around the world. Over the course of three more trips to Africa and a series of acclaimed concerts in Britain, France, Spain and Nigeria, Africa Express has evolved into what one national newspaper has called “the most revolutionary force in popular music in two decades”.
At our last major show in August 2010, an audience of more than 50,000 people enjoyed a five-hour show featuring more than 120 artists from Africa, Spain, Britain and the US.
Africa Express Sound System also headlined Standon Calling this summer.
In September 2012 Africa Express will travel through the UK, bringing together African and Western musicians for an inspirational week for artists and audiences alike. Unexpected gigs in unexpected places.
Visits to schools, factories, homes and local clubs. Each day, each town, each show will be different.
After a week of magic and mayhem, the tour arrives in London. A united army of musicians armed with new music will be ready for a finale show – a collaborative musical epic that defies musical and geographical boundaries.
All aboard the Africa Express…