Reach: AFRICA EXPRESS ft SPOEK MATHAMBO, DEAD PREZ, ALBARN, KANO + MORE // Manchester 5 September 2012

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UPDATE // ARTISTS CONFIRMED: 
Afel Bocoum
Afrikan Boy
Amadou & Mariam
Carl Barat
Baaba Maal
Dead Prez (M1)
Bassekou Kouyate
Damon Albarn
Cubain Kabeya
Jesse Hackett
Diabel Cissokho
John McClure ( Reverend & The Makers)
Fode Lassana (balafon)
Hatim Bensalha from H-Kayne
Kano
Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club)
Jupiter & Okwess International
Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Nicolas Jaar
Kareem Rush (Arabian Knightz)
Pauli
Krar Collective
M.anifest
Remi Kabaka
Mehdi Haddab
Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers)
Mim Suleiman
M3NSA
Musa Mboob
Richard Russell (XL)
Rokia Traoré
Rye Rye
Spoek Mathambo
Temper Trap (4 Piece)
Tony Allen
Seye
Very Best Sound System
Toumani Diabate
Terri Walker

“As with every Africa Express happening, events will be unrehearsed and unapologetic.”

Venue: THE RITZ

Date: WED 5 SEP 2012

http://www.africaexpress.co.uk/

 

Press release:

Africa Express, the collective of African and Western musicians, is filling a train with dozens of guest artists and taking it on a musical adventure across mainland Britain this September, produced in association with the Barbican as part of London 2012 Festival and presented in Manchester by Band on the Wall as part of the We Face Forward season of West African art and music.

Following acclaimed outings in the UK, France, Spain and Nigeria, Africa Express will become ‘The Africa Express’, departing London’s King’s Cross on 2nd September for a unique artistic journey through England, Scotland and Wales.

As well as scheduled concerts in Middlesbrough, Glasgow, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol, there will be pop-up performances at railway stations, schools, factories, offices, shopping centres and homes. The train itself will include a customized music carriage, with artists creating new material along the route, culminating in the train’s arrival back into King’s Cross ahead of a finale concert in brand new outdoor London venue Granary Square on 8th September.

As with every Africa Express happening, events will be unrehearsed and unapologetic.

Participating artists include musical legends, emerging new artists, vocalists, DJs and producers from Africa and the West including Amadou & Mariam, Damon Albarn, Rokia Traoré, Kano, Baloji, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Noisettes,  Jupiter & Okwess International and Jack Steadman (Bombay Bicycle Club) – with lots more guests to be announced closer to the time.

‘There will be few single concerts that ever have this many truly incredible moments.’Mojo

AFRICA EXPRESS WILL BE ROLLING INTO MANCHESTER ON WED 5TH SEPTEMBER

TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE MANCHESTER CONCERT AT THE RITZ CLICK HERE NOW!

Presented by Band on the Wall in association with We Face Forward - a season of contemporary art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester as part of the London 2012 Festival. www.wefaceforward.org

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