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Stephen Budd


  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Stephen Budd runs Damon Albarn's Africa Express project and music festivals around the globe.

With a background in African music (having managed the renowned Songhoy Blues and working with Fatoumata Diawara and Seun Kuti) and long history of crate-digging in Africa, he has amassed a significant collection of original 1970s vinyl from Ghana, Nigeria, Congo and elsewhere.

He's DJed at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival, The Bratislava World Music Festival, London’s National Theatre and Ace Hotel (for Diggers Dozen), plus the DMZ Peace Train Festival.