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Gemma Cairney joins Damon Albarn for a chat about travel and adventure at his studios in West London..

Gemma Cairney joins Damon Albarn at 13, his studio under the Westway in West London, filled with artefacts and eclectic objects picked up from his many far-flung travels. Gemma will be chatting with him about his adventures including a recent trip to a remote village in Guinea to find the sacred balafon, an African wooden xylophone only brought out once every seven years to be played by the chief of the village. They also discuss his travels to North Korea and discovering the book The art of cinema by kim jong Il , recording for Gorillaz in Geejam Studios Jamaica ,his long relationship with Mali, and how he relaxes in his spare time.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Damon Albarn

    Lonely Press Play

  • Damon Albarn

    Spoons

  • Gorillaz

    Dirty Harry

    • Parlophone.
  • Africa Express

    VESSELS (feat. Gruff Rhys, Muzi, BCUC, Puzekhemisi)

  • Blur

    The Universal - Glastonbury 2009

  • Blur

    This Is A Low

    • Food.
  • The Good, the Bad & the Queen

    Merrie Land

    • Studio 13.
  • Blur

    There's No Other Way

    • Food.
  • Gorillaz & Grace Jones

    Charger

  • Gorillaz & Jehnny Beth

    We Got The Power

    • Humanz.
    • Parlophone.
  • Blur

    Pyongyang

  • Damon Albarn

    Sunset Coming On

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