On December 9th, Africa Express celebrated the digital release of much anticipated album ‘Maison des Jeunes’ with a packed house and some incredible Malian musicians from the album (whose visas were received the day they flew to London…)
As you know the ticket price, which we kept as low as possible, went entirely into putting on the show and to getting the malian musicians over here for the show. It was the first time any of them had played in London, and the feedback has been incredible.
So as ever, thanks for the enthusiasm and support, and for coming to celebrate such a special occasion with us. If you have any photos, don’t forget to tag Africa Express on Facebook and you can always tweet feedback to @africaexpress.
We will be releasing physical CDs and Vinyl in February 2014, so watch this space for news on that.
Massive thanks again from all at AE
Featuring live music (and debut UK performances) from Mali’s finest new talent Shonghoy Blues and Kankou Kouyate, there’ll also be Damon Albarn and Brian Eno who will have a chat with everyone about making the record (in Bamako, in just one week).
We will also be screening the UK PREMIERE of the Africa Express train tour documentary – get there at 7 sharp for that.
In between there’ll be DJ sets from Ghostpoet, Dave Maclean (Django Django) and Olugbenga (Metronomy), no doubt with some surprises jumping on stage now & then.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Click here for tickets
We would like to thank Arts Council England for helping make this album possible