Africa Express, Damon Albarn’s charity project which sees Western musicians team up with African counterparts, has announced its first ever album release.
Among the Western artists taking part on the release are Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Ghostpoet, Brian Eno, members of Metronomy and Django Django, Holy Other, Lil Silva, Two Inch Punch and, of course, Albarn himself.
Check out its full tracklisting beneath. A live performance will take place at London’s Oval Space on 9 December.
1 Adama Koita: “Fantainfalla Toyi Bolo” (Produced by Two Inch Punch)
2 Songhoy Blues: “Soubour” (Produced by Nick Zinner & Remi Kabaka)
3 Ghostpoet feat. Doucoura: “Season Change” (Produced by Two Inch Punch & Damon Albarn)
4 Bijou: “Dougoudé Sarrafo” (Produced by Damon Albarn)
5 Lil Silva: “Bouramsy” (Produced by Lil Silva)
6 Talbi: “Rapou Kanou” (Produced by Two Inch Punch)
7 Gambari ft. Kankou Kouyaté: “Yamore” (Produced by Damon Albarn)
8 Yacouba Sissoko Band: “Chanson Denko Tapestry” (Produced by Brian Eno)
9 Lobi Traoré Band: “Deni Kelen Be Koko” (Produced by David Maclean)
10 Moussa Traoré: “Farafina” (Produced by Damon Albarn)
11 Tiemoko Sogodogo: “Latégué” (Produced by Brian Eno)