EGOLI – new album announcement

We are thrilled to announce the release of EGOLI – a brand new studio album, coming on the 12th July 2019, on the newly created Africa Express Records. You can pre-order...

Africa Express confirmed for Dour Festival, Belgium – 15 July

Africa Express will be setting the opening day of Dour Festival in Belgium alight with their usual mix of radical African and non-African sounds. We’re one of four curators who are taking...

Festive greetings and big things in 2020!!!

Thanks to our friends and fellow travellers for the music, jams, laughs, love and inspiration you gave us in 2019. All the effort and faith were hugely appreciated. Hoping for more magic, more music,...

EGOLI – new album – OUT NOW

We are thrilled to announce the release of EGOLI – a brand new studio album, OUT NOW, on the newly created Africa Express Records. You can stream/download/buy...

MOLO – EP Out Now

. We are so proud to announce the release of a brand new 4-track EP from our recording project in Johannesburg last year.  The title – MOLO – is Xhosa for hello. This is the first...

In Honour of DJ Spoko

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of a true giant of African music, Marvin ‘DJ Spoko’ Ramalepe (15/08/82 – 14/03/18). The young electronic music producer was...

Fatoumata Diawara New Album Out May 25th

Malian songstress and advocate for women’s rights Fatoumata Diawara has performed with Africa Express on several occasions. We were honoured to have her join us during the Train Tour in 2012,...

Remembering Marco

It was with a terrible sadness and shock we received the news that our friend and fellow passenger Marc-Antoine Moreau had died on Wednesday in Paris, of complications arising from malaria.  He was...

On The Corner Records: Triple Album Giveaway!

Mugwisa International Xylophone Group hail from Iganga, Uganda and play the embaire, a powerhouse xylophone that requires 12 people to play it. The instrument is dug into a pit for extra resonance and...

Oumou Sangare In The Round: 31st Jan 2018

Earlier this year the revered ‘Songstress of Wassoulu’, Oumou Sangare released Mogoya, her first album in 8 years. Now she brings her new material to the Roundhouse for a special, intimate...

Blick Bassy Headline UK Tour – Union Chapel Nov 17th

Cameroonian singer and guitarist Blick Bassy brings material from his latest album ‘Akö’ to the UK for a week. Released on french label No Format, ‘Akö’ is inspired by American Blues artist...

Paul Weller and Krar Collective team up on new track

Krar Collective are the Ethiopian (London based) three piece band who joined our UK train tour in 2012. Five years on, the trio have toured the US and played stages like Paris’ Musee du Quai...