May 15, 2012 13:17

Red Hot Chili Peppers speak about working with 'profound' Damon Albarn - video

Funk band speak about their trip to Ethiopia with the Blur man

Video: Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea - 'Working With Damon Was Profound'

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has spoken about working with Blur and Gorillaz mainman Damon Albarn as part of Africa Express.

The pair traveled to Ethiopia with Albarn for the project and described their experience of the country as "profound".

Speaking to NME in a video which you can see by scrolling up to the top of the page and clicking, Flea spoke at length about how much he enjoyed the trip.

He said of this: "Josh [Klinghoffer – guitarist] and I went to Ethiopia as part of Africa Express with Damon, who was so kind to invite us. What an amazing place it is. We meet all kind of people, artists, poets, intellectuals. It's like another world."

He continued: "We had such a good time. One time me and Josh went to this orphanage and we took these two little amps and we just started rocking and they left just started laughing. It was righteous man. It was a really profound experience."

Red Hot Chili Peppers will return to the UK and Ireland this summer to play three huge outdoor shows. The band will play Knebworth Park near Stevenage on June 23, Sunderland's Stadium Of Light on June 24 and Dublin's Croke Park on June 26.

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