Africa Express train embarks on tour of Britain


It has been decked out with chill-out areas, a Moroccan tea room, and space for some of the world's finest musicians to collaborate on ideas as they tour Britain for a week.

The Africa Express left London Euston on Sunday morning, and will call at a number of cities over the next week, starting in Middlesborough and culminating at London's Kings Cross on Saturday.

Among those on board the old British Rail train was Damon Albarn - a co-founder of the project - as well as artists such as Amadou and Mariam, Rokia Treoria, Baaba Maal, Rizzle Kicks and Afrikan Boy.

BBC News was given a guided tour of the train by co-founder Stephen Budd, and chatted to some of those taking part in the trip.

Video journalist: Dan Curtis

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