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Africa Express: Ritz, Manchester

Stephen Dalton, The Times, 7 September 2012

DAMON ALBARN has had a busier Olympic summer than even Lord Coe, juggling multiple Games-linked projects including his Doctor Dee opera and Blur’s mammoth Hyde Park show. But more ambitious than both is his current nationwide train tour with Africa Express, the multi-cultural melting-pot ensemble he founded six years ago to bring together musicians from Africa, Britain and the US.

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