Johnny Marr, Foals, Reverend set for Africa Exprez gig

First names emerge for Electric Proms collaboration

Some of the names set to take part in the Africa Exprez gig at the BBC Electric Proms have emerged.

The night will see western and African acts collaborating onstage together at KOKO in London on October 22, many of who will have only met the afternoon before the gig.

The show follows Africa Exprez’ Liverpool gig in March, which saw the likes of Franz Ferdinand and Damon Albarn taking part. The collective also took over The Park Stage at Glastonbury in 2007.

Those taking part so far include The Smiths guitarist turned member of The Cribs Johnny Marr, Baab Maal, The Aliens, Foals, Amadou And Mariam, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Toumani Diabate, Reverend And The Makers and Hard-Fi, among others.

There is also rumour of several other names joining the bill, but these will not be confirmed until the night itself.

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