Sibot’s Spectacular ‘Africa Express: The Circus’ Experience

MOLO – the Xhosa word for hello – is the meeting of musical minds which occurred when Africa Express travelled to Johannesburg for a week of discovery, collaboration, music-making and live performances. The trip saw artists including Damon Albarn, Blue May, Gruff Rhys, Georgia, Ghetts, Mr Jukes, Nick Zinner, Remi Kabaka, Otim Alpha and Poté come together with emerging and established stars of the buzzing South African music scene including Sho Madjozi, BCUC, Blk Jks, Infamous Boiz, Moonchild Sanelly, Muzi, Morena Leraba, Radio 123, Zolani Mahola (Freshly Ground) and Maskandi guitar legend Phuzekhemisi – to complete an electronic album in just 7 days. Africa Express: The Circus was the live manifestation of these recordings, occurring over the course of a week in Leytonstone, London as part of a sold-out one-off gig in a circus tent to headline the Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture celebrations.

Take a look at what went down below, and get MOLO here, now available across all DSPs!

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Johannesburg #London @morenaleraba @gruffingtonpost @mvziou @georgiauk @blueymay @africaexpresshq @damonalbarn

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Doing Londoning @morenaleraba

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Sibot with The Turbans before the show 🌈⁣ ⁣ #africaexpress #wfculture19

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3rd Apr 2019


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