'Music Box With Guy Garvey' Episode Three

Episode Three of ‘Music Box With Guy Garvey’ is available on BBC iPlayer now.

Malian four-piece Songhoy Blues are the featured artists in this week’s episode. Guy explores their history, musical influences, the sound of the blues in northern Mali and their baptism through the Africa Express project spearheaded by Damon Albarn. There is also an exclusive clip from upcoming film ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First’, documenting the struggle of Mali’s musicians and Songhoy Blues’ work with Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Nick Zinner. The programme also features Songhoy Blues live in session recorded earlier this year and performances from the archive by Canned Heat and Ali Farke Touré.

This week Guy is joined by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Cerys Matthew.

Watch the episode here.