Africa Express


Africa Express is an initiative that has taken Western musicians to Mali and the Congo, and brought African musicians to perform collaborations at Brixton, Glastonbury, Liverpool. This seven hour performance for The BBC Electric Proms, featured an array of musicians including The Magic Numbers, Amadou and Mariam, Hard-Fi, Nitin Sawhney, Damon Albarn Baaba Maal and Johnny Marr, with the full list below.

Africa Express profile at BBC Music

Featured artists

In order of appearance: Baaba Maal, Amadou and Mariam, Hard-Fi, Oumou Sangare, Hypnotic Brass Emsemble, Ed Skrein , Bashy, Kano, Adrian Sherwood, Aliens, Daman Albarn, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Rosie Wilson, N'Dongo D, Jose Hendrix, Sira Tounkara, Tanti Tounkara, Johnny Marr, Sola, Boubaca, Mathieu Cheid, VV Brown, Rokia Traore, Terri Walker, Sway, Toumani Diabate, Natty, Kasse Mady, Reverend and the Makers, The Magic Numbers, Radioclit, Rachid Taha.


  • Baayo Djarabi
  • Dakar Moon
  • War
  • Killing An Arab
  • Surburban Knights
  • Galvanise
  • Lemba
  • Billy Jack
  • Rocks
  • Ahndiya
  • Water Got No Enemy
  • Over and Over
  • Walaneh
  • Fanta Ni
  • Masitela di
  • Magosa
  • Mon Amour
  • Sabali
  • Everybody
  • Crying Blood
  • Tony's Jam
  • Electric Shock
  • I Get The Party Started
  • Baliki Bon
  • Camina
  • Jarabi
  • Lonely
  • Yowolay
  • Open Your Window
  • Love's A Game
  • I Shall Be Released
  • Ya Ra Ya
  • Rock the Casbah

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