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DRC Music Drops 'Kinshasa One Two' on Vinyl + CD


We've kept you up to date on the story behind DRC Music, Damon Albarn's collective of producers who went to Kinshasa, DRC and recorded an album with local musicians over the course of five days. Previously available as a digital download, Kinshasa One Two, was released  today on CD and Deluxe Vinyl. The physical release has three additional tracks and a dope 20 page booklet.

To hear a track from the album go here. Purchase the album here. All proceeds go to Oxfam's work in the DRC.

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