Africa Express is back in Mali


It’s true, we’ve returned to Bamako, Mali.

The Guardian joined us for a couple of days to see what we’re up to.  We’re recording an album with some of the west’s finest producers, who we’ve hooked up with just a tiny slice of the phenomenal musical talent that is so abundant in Mali.

We’re recording a collaborative album together.  More on that soon, but in the meantime here’s what the Guardian had to say about the trip

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Africa Express Presents Terry Riley’s In C Mali – One of Songlines’ Albums of 2015 We’re delighted to announce that Africa Express Presents Terry Riley’s In C Mali is one of Songlines’ albums of 2015. Born out of a live… READ MORE

New video: live at Roskilde ft Noura Mint Seymali, Jack Steadman, Spoek Mathambo, Jesse Hackett, Mehdi Hassan & more Africa Express perform new track ‘Fazer Folk’ Live at Roskilde We are very happy to be able to share this with you. Here’s… READ MORE

Africa Express Presents Terry Riley’s In C Mali – live at Ruhrtriennale August 29th On 29th August we are doing a special performance of ‘Africa Express Presents Terry Riley’s In C Mali’ to mark the legendary composer’s… READ MORE

Roskilde set list – here’s who played what Here are the details of who played what at Africa Express Roskilde.  This is our pre-show set list, written in haste after 2 days… READ MORE

Africa Express to play Roskilde Festival, July 1-4 Africa Express is delighted to reveal we are closing Roskilde Festival, July 1st – 4th.  Our only festival appearance this year will be… READ MORE

Africa Express presents Terry Riley: in C Mali – out now Following Transgressive Records‘ launch of Africa Express Presents In C Mali at Rough Trade East, you can now buy the vinyl or CD of In… READ MORE

Reviews for Africa Express Presents Terry Riley: In C Mali Africa Express Presents Terry Riley: In C Mali – Have you heard it yet? CD & limited edition vinyl out now on Transgressive… READ MORE

Transgressive Records to hold album launch & film screening for Africa Express’ new album ‘Terry Riley’s In C Mali’ : Thurs 5th Feb at Rough Trade East Transgressive Records & Africa Express Present… Terry Riley’s In C Mali Album Launch & Film Screening, Thursday 5th Feb, 7pm at Rough Trade East… READ MORE

Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali (5 min edit) Following the digital release of our latest ‘Africa Express Presents… Terry Riley’s In C Mali’, we present a 5 minute visual delight courtesy… READ MORE

Africa Express Presents Terry Riley’s In C Mali Released 24th Nov Marking the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley‘s pioneering masterpiece ‘In C’, we’re releasing the first African version of the minimalist classic, Africa Express presents…… READ MORE

Songhoy Blues hit London ahead of Damon Albarn Royal Albert Hall gig Songhoy Blues are a young desert blues punk band from Timbuktu, Mali. The band were exiled to Bamako during the recent unrest in… READ MORE

Tate Modern and Africa Express present Terry Riley’s In C Mali Marking the 50th anniversary of Terry Riley‘s pioneering masterpiece ‘In C’, Tate Modern, Africa Express and The Space will launch an interactive online… READ MORE

Maison Des Jeunes Bonus Tracks released for #Transgressive10 In celebration of their 10th Anniversary, Transgressive Records have been releasing a new track everyday for the last 29 days. Today saw the release… READ MORE

The London African Music Festival 19th-28th Sep The 12th London African Music Festival is nearly upon us. The festival will take place from Friday 19th to Sunday 28th September 2014 across… READ MORE

Finding Fela General Release in UK Cinemas: Sep 5th Didn’t win tickets to the exclusive screening of Finding Fela? Don’t worry as the documentary by Academy award winning Alex Gibney comes to cinemas across the… READ MORE

Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra Perform at Colston Hall Sep 16th Central Africa’s only symphony orchestra Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra bring their sound to Bristol’s Colston Hall on Sep 16th. The group led by Armand Diagienda, formed in 1994 in the… READ MORE

Fela Kuti Box Set Curated by Brian Eno out Sep 30th Knitting Factory Records have chosen Brian Eno to pick seven of his favourite Fela Kuti albums for their third Box Set dedicated to… READ MORE

Salif Keita and Les Ambassadeurs Reunite at Barbican Centre Mali’s original Big Band Les Ambassadeurs (featuring Salif Keita, Amadou Bagayoko and Cheick Tidiane Seck) have reunited for a summer tour. The legendary Bamako-based group who ‘paved… READ MORE

Tinariwen and Damon Albarn To Play Latitude Fest Summer’s here, Glastonbury has just opened its gates to streams of music lovers and it’s safe to say the festival season is well and truly upon… READ MORE

Jupiter and Okwess International Summer Tour The super-band hailing from Democratic Republic of Congo, Jupiter and Okwess International have just released details of their summer tour. The group, who were part… READ MORE

New Video: ‘Deni Kelen Be Koko’ by Lobi Treore Band (prod. by Django Django’s Dave Maclean) ‘Deni Kelen Be Koko’ by Lobi Treore Band (feat. Seye on bass) was produced by Django Django’s Dave Maclean during Africa Express’ week in Bamako. Check… READ MORE

Record Store Day Exclusive Maison Des Jeunes LP We’re happy to announce the long awaited release of physical and deluxe editions of Maison Des Jeunes by Transgressive Records. In celebration of Record Store… READ MORE

Toumani and Sidiki Diabate Release New Album World renowned kora player Toumani Diabaté is set to release an album of duets with his son Sidiki. Toumani & Sidiki is the latest… READ MORE

Review of Maison Des Jeunes album launch Africa Express, Oval Space – Evening Standard music review The young Songhoy Blues band from Timbuktu stole the show at the launch event… READ MORE