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Video: DRC Music "Hallo ft. Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge"

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As we've told you, for the DRC Music project Damon AlbarnDan the Automator, Jneiro Jarel and others travelled over to Congo to record an album in 7 days. So it's not much of a surprise that the first official video for Kinshasa One Two lead-single "Hallo" shows footage of the producers, well, traveling over to Congo and recording an album. We get plenty Kinshasa-street clips here with additional peeks into the studios Damon and company used to record with local artists like Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge, who both lend their voices to "Hallo." Kinshasa One Two is available digitally now.

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