On my radar: Damon Albarn’s cultural highlights

Damon Albarn

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The musician and composer on a magical performance by Udo Kier, a west African drumming app and where to discover a style of Palestine

Damon Albarn was born in east London in 1968. Excited about music from a younger age, he studied at East 15 Appearing Faculty and then Goldsmiths, where he co-founded the band that helped kick off Britpop. In addition to recording eight studio albums with Blur, Albarn additionally co-created Gorillaz and the Good, the Dangerous & the Queen, spearheaded the collaborative organisation Africa Categorical and has scored stage productions including Monkey: Journey to the West and Dr Dee. He lives in Notting Hill, west London, together with his associate, Suzi Winstanley. On 12 November, Albarn releases his second solo album The Nearer the Fountain, Extra Pure the Stream Flows on Transgressive Data.

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