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Wanstead Flats to host African Express: The Circus

PUBLISHED: 12:48 13 February 2019 | UPDATED: 12:59 13 February 2019

A collective of African and western musicians will perform. Pic: John Sturrock

A collective of African and western musicians will perform. Pic: John Sturrock

John Sturrock

A one-off show showcasing African and western musicians will be coming to Wanstead Flats next month.

Rokia Traoré and Damon Albarn at London Granary Square. Pic: Simon PhippsRokia Traoré and Damon Albarn at London Granary Square. Pic: Simon Phipps

African Express: The Circus, which has toured across Africa, Europe and Britain, will be taking place on March 29.

The show is co-founded by Gorillaz member and former Blur singer Damon Albarn and supported by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Bashy, Rokia Traoré and Kano. Pic: John SturrockBashy, Rokia Traoré and Kano. Pic: John Sturrock

A big top circus tent will be erected on Wanstead Flat to accommodate the event which features more than 15 artists including Damon himself.

Sadiq said: “Despite London’s position as an international culture capital, too many young Londoners do not have access to our city’s exceptional cultural institutions and feel unable to get involved.

“Africa Express: The Circus will be a spectacular show, bringing together artists from across the world.”

The event is taking place as part of Waltham Forest’s year-long London Borough of Culture programme.

For more information and to get tickets visit wfculture19.co.uk/africaexpress.

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