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Damon Albarn To Record In Congo, New Album "DRC Music"


Damon Albarn of Gorillaz and Blur fame, is currently visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo aiming to record an entire album in less than a week's time. The project, called DRC Music, which will bring together producers and DJs to sample and record Congolese music, is a benefit on behalf of Oxfam. Among the many  joining Damon are XL label’s boss Richard Russell, producer Dan the Automator, hip-hop producer Jniero Jarel and artists Totally Enourmous Exict Dinosaurs, Kwes, Marc Antoine, and Jo Gunton. You can follow the project at DRC Music’s Tumbler, Facebook and Twitter in addition to Russell’s Twitter.

Via pitchfork.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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