All aboard for the Africa Express
June 19, 2009 8:07 AM   Subscribe

A preview version of a 20-minute film following Damon Albarn as he and other western musicians (including Franz Ferdinand and Fatboy Slim) travel to Mali, Nigeria and Congo as part of the Africa Express, a sprawling musical collective collaboration between Africans (including Toumani Diabate, Baaba Maal and Tony Allen) Americans and Europeans. The film includes a visit and concert at The Shrine for last year's Felabration.

I don't know how long this will be up for. But some more videos of Africa Express performances can be found here
posted by criticalbill (4 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

I'm still kicking myself that I missed the last set of performances in London. Does anyone know when the next Africa Express gig in the UK is (apart from Glastonbury)? The website isn't very clear...
posted by Erberus at 8:43 AM on June 19, 2009

Many thanks for this; I really enjoyed watching it.
posted by ornate insect at 10:28 AM on June 19, 2009

Thanks! Looking forward to watching when I get off work tonight.

For a guy from a band whose first album I found really annoying, Damon Albarn sure has been involved with a lot of stuff I love since then.
posted by ericthegardener at 10:58 AM on June 19, 2009

am i too late? when i hit the preview link i get
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videos in the last link are good, though!
posted by msconduct at 2:20 PM on June 19, 2009

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