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From Africa Express to Songhoy Blues

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In this episode Guy raves about the Malian four piece Songhoy Blues and reveals their baptism through the amazing Africa Express project, spearheaded by Damon Albarn. Join Guy in Elbow’s studio to hear his thoughts on the band; their history, musical influences and the sound of the blues in northern Mali. There's also an exclusive clip from upcoming feature film, They Will Have To Kill Us First, which documents the struggle of Mali’s musicians as they fight for their right to sing, as well as Songhoy Blues working with Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. Guy is also joined by BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews who's a huge fan of Songhoy Blues. Cerys offers her unique and informed insight into their sound and influences and finds a gem of a live recording from the BBC archive. The programme also features live performances from Canned Heat in 1968 and Ali Farke Touré in 2004, as well as a live session form earlier this year of Songhoy Blues performing their new single.

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    In this episode Guy raves about the Malian four piece Songhoy Blues and reveals their baptism through the amazing Africa Express project, spearheaded by Damon Albarn. Join Guy in Elbow’s studio to hear his thoughts on the band; their history, musical influences and the sound of the blues in northern Mali. There's also an exclusive clip from upcoming feature film, They Will Have To Kill Us First, which documents the struggle of Mali’s musicians as they fight for their right to sing, as well as Songhoy Blues working with Nick Zinner from Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. Guy is also joined by BBC 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews who's a huge fan of Songhoy Blues. Cerys offers her unique and informed insight into their sound and influences and finds a gem of a live recording from the BBC archive. The programme also features live performances from Canned Heat in 1968 and Ali Farke Touré in 2004, as well as a live session form earlier this year of Songhoy Blues performing their new single.

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    PerformerGuy Garvey
    PerformerCerys Matthews
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