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Blur’s Damon Albarn & Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner Featured on "Africa Express" Album

Image courtesy of Transgressive Records (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Transgressive Records (via ABC News Radio)

Last month, Blur frontman Damon Albarn and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner were among the musicians who took a week-long trip to make music with some local artists in the West African Republic of Mali. Now, Transgressive Records has announced they’ll be releasing an album featuring those collaborations next month.

Titled Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes , which translates as "Africa Express Presents: Youth Club," the release will arrive at the usual digital outlets on December 9, while a physical version of the release will hit stores sometime next year. The album features 11 tracks, including a number of cuts produced by Albarn and one from Zinner.

Here's the track list:

"Fantainfalla Toyi Bolo" (Produced by Two Inch Punch) -- Adama Koita
"Soubour" (Produced by Nick Zinner & Remi Kabaka) -- Songhoy Blues
"Season Change" (Produced by Two Inch Punch & Damon Albarn) -- Ghostpoet feat. Doucoura
"Dougoudé Sarrafo" (Produced by Damon Albarn) -- Bijou
"Bouramsy" (Produced by Lil Silva) -- Lil Silva
"Rapou Kanou" (Produced by Two Inch Punch) -- Talbi
"Yamore" (Produced by Damon Albarn) -- Gambari feat. Kankou Kouyaté
"Chanson Denko Tapestry" (Produced by Brian Eno) -- Yacouba Sissoko Band
"Deni Kelen Be Koko" (Produced by David Maclean) -- Lobi Traoré Band
"Farafina" (Produced by Damon Albarn) -- Moussa Traoré
"Latégué" (Produced by Brian Eno) -- Tiemoko Sogodogo

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