DRC Music charity album

A collective of producers led by Damon Albarn recently visited the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to produce a new album for Oxfam. T-E-E-D (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Alwest, Rodaidh McDonald and Kwes all made the trip – with a plan to make an album in five days.

What's Oxfam doing with Damon Albarn and friends?

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.

Albarn visited Mali with Oxfam in 2001 and produced the album Mali Music. He has since recorded in Nigeria with Tony Allen and has visited Congo, Mali and Nigeria with Africa Exprez.

Listen to some tracks and buy the album (digital, CD, or vinyl) at drcmusic.org.

Follow the album's recording

If you wish to stay awake (clip – featuring Washiba and Serge Lambunda Mulambo from Kasai Tribe) by DRC Music

 

Follow the album's recording via the DRC Music collective's blog.

Follow on Twitter: @DRCMusic

Buy the album or the CD from the OxfamGB online shop (UK delivery only).

More on Oxfam's humanitarian work in the Democratic Republic of Congo