Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Kinshasha One Two

Damon Albarn recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo with a bunch of his muso friends - T-E-E-D (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Alwest, Rodaidh McDonald and Kwes. They all made the trip with a plan - to make an album in 7 days and release it for charity through Oxfam. The DRC is home to one of the world's worst humanitarian crises – it's been wracked by years of conflict. Proceeds from the DRC Music album will help Oxfam support thousands of the DRC's poorest people. Damon & Friends recorded with a bunch of the local musical talent and the first fruits of those sessions are in. No release date yet. Lovely stuff.

DRC Music - Lingala (featuring Bokatola System and Evala Litongo)

DRC Music - Ah Congo (featuring Jupiter Bokondji and Bokatola System)

DRC Music - Hallo (featuring Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge)

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