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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 (he managed the renowned Songhoy Blues and worked 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.

In 2018 he has DJed at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival, The Bratislava World Music Festival, London’s National Theatre and Ace Hotel bar (for Diggers Dozen) plus the DMZ Peace Train Festival.