Damon Albarn has been given the title of “local king” in Mali after collaborating with local musicians and performing in the country despite terrorist threats.
Along with his new title, a classroom has been named Albarn and he was given a new traditional Mali name.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4 about his honour, Albarn said: “I’m not used to this sort of thing, but it’s fantastic to see this classroom. And it’s a school dedicated to music and dance. That’s where my heart is, so my heart is here.”