We've been talking about this one for a while — for Kinshasa One Two Damon Albarn enlisted a crew of producers, including Dan the Automator and Jneiro Jarel, to travel down to the Democratic Republic of Congo and record an album in 5 days with local musicians.
Released under the collective moniker DRC Music, all proceeds from sales will go towards helping Oxfam's work in the ailing country. The album is available in CD edition with an accompaniying 12-page booklet and deluxe LP with booklet and "14 x 300 x 300mm art cards housed in their own presentation sleeve."
1. Hallo featuring Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge - listen now above
2. K-Town featuring N'Gotshima and Bebson
3. African Space Anthem (A.S.A) featuring Ewing Sima of Tout Puissant Mukalo
4. Love featuring Love
5. Lingala featuring Bokatola System and Evala Litongo - listen now above
6. Lourds featuring Yende Bongongo of Okwess International
7. Respect Of The Rules featuring Loi X Liberal
8. We Come From The Forest featuring Bokatola System
9. Customs featuring Bokatola System
10. Virginia featuring Magakala Virginia Yollande and Yowa Hollande
11. Ah Congo featuring Jupiter Bokondji and Bokatola System - listen now above
12. Three Piece Sweet part 1 & 2 featuring Bebson
13. If You Wish to Stay Awake featuring Washiba
14. Departure featuring Bokatola System