The Africa Express steams into Bristol - VIDEO
Some of the world's best musicians arrived in Bristol on board the customised 'Africa Express' train. Bringing together the very best African musicians for a UK wide tour has been the brainchild of Blur frontman Damon Albarn, and Bristol is the final concert in the tour.
Kevin Tanswell from Cheltenham watched the concert in Cardiff on Thursday night. He travelled to welcome the Express to Bristol: “Last night was the best concert I've ever been to in 40 years of gigging. Damon was master of ceremony and it was an amazing combination of American and African music. Up to 20 artists were on stage at one time – it was fabulous.”
Also waiting on the station was Sue Burr from Knowle: “I love African music, particularly West African music, so there are some of my favourite artists playing tonight and I am going to the concert. I'm just delighted to be able to be here and see the African Express arrive.”
This will be the last performance for the musicians who have travelled across the country together. Ghanaian musician M3NSA said: “It's been an amazing experience travelling all the way from Glasgow – there has been a wicked vibe on the train.”
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American rapper M1 from Dead Prez said the musicians have become like one huge family and travelling by train has been a fantastic way of bringing everyone together and getting the creative juices flowing: "It's been an unique experience combining genres of music in an unorthodox way allowing the creativity to flow from car to car."