BBC Africa joins the Africa Express train: Day six

The Africa Express, a train that is travelling across the UK with 80 leading musicians from Africa, Europe and other parts of the world, is now in Bristol. Photos: Manuel Toledo, BBC Africa

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  • David

    Wonderful wonderful wonderful night of music at Middlesbrough Monday. Quite possibly the most exciting concert I will ever see. Joyous suprising entertaining goose-bumping! 4 hours just not enough. Grateful Thanks to all involved

  • SueinBristol

    Friday night in Bristol was such an exciting night with exceptional collaborations and high energy performances. Thank you everyone involved. I would love to see a setlist for Bristol with a list of performers for each number, is that possible?

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