Africa Express, a collective of African and Western artists, comes together again for a celebration of unity in the borough where founding member Damon Albarn grew up.
Over three days up to 100 artists from across Africa, Europe and Britain – including, of course, Waltham Forest – will join forces to collaborate on new music and reworking of old songs.
The result will be a spectacular and joyful five-hour headline show taking place in this diverse borough to demonstrate loud and clear how collaboration can break down boundaries.
Africa Express was founded in 2006 to promote unity and collaboration through music across borders, genres and generations. Since then Africa Express has visited, recorded or performed in five African countries, toured the UK on a customised vintage train, created a Malian reimagining of a modern masterpiece, headlined festivals across Europe and reunited a Syrian Orchestra to work with African and Western artists.