Damon Albarn Honoured In Malian Village | Music News
Blur frontman Damon Albarn has been granted the honour of “local king” of Kirina, a town in Mali. Albarn has worked with musicians from the country for years as part of the Playing For Change foundation, and released a collaborative album in 2002 with musicians from the African country.
The Whitechapel-born multi instrumentalist, who released Blur’s latest album The Magic Whip last year, also had a classroom in a local school named after him. When asked about his new title by a BBC reporter, Albarn was coy, replying: “I’m not used to this sort of thing, but it’s fantastic to see […] a school dedicated to music and dance”.
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