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Richard Russell Joins The Africa Express Train

XL's Richard Russell will join an impressive roll call of artists for the Africa Express Train this September.

The project will see musicians from Europe, America and Africa come together for a week of collaborative workshops and concerts across the UK.

The line up announced so far includes Damon Albarn, Amadou & Miriam, Nicolas Jaar, Toumani Diabaté, Charli XCX, Fatoumata Diawara, Rye Rye, Nick Zinner and many more.

Scheduled stops for the train are:

3 September - Middlesbrough Town Hall

4 September - The Arches, Glasgow

5 September - HMV Ritz, Manchester

6 September - Solus, Cardiff

7 September - The Big Top @ Creative Common, Bristol

8 September - Granary Square, London

Further details on Africa Express can be found here, and tickets are now on sale.

[Photo: Simon Phipps]