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DRC Music (Actress + Damon Albarn + Dan The Automator + Jneiro Jarel + kwes + more): Kinshasa One Two

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In July 2011, DRC Music - a collective of producers led by Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) - headed to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo to make a record with contemporary Congolese musicians. DRC Music is comprised of producers: T-E-E-D (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs), Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Alwest, Remi Kabaka, Rodaidh McDonald and Kwes. Each of them has donated their time and waived all royalties to this work.

The sounds created were completely different to normal instrumentation because the local instruments were primarily homemade from whatever was available. As Dan the Automator said, "The equipment they created to make music was amazing. The drive and spirit to create with whatever was available was the highlight to me - old fans, tins, tree trunks, homemade drums, metal rods."

The Democratic Republic of Congo has long been wracked by conflict and is home to one of the world's worst humanitarian crises. Proceeds from the album will benefit the local performers and Oxfam's work in Congo. Oxfam fights poverty and suffering in DRC through the empowerment of individuals and communities based on their rights, such as the right to clean water or to live in safety. Oxfam has been in DRC for 50 years and now has more than 350 staff in projects across the country, responding to emergency situations in order to save lives.

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1. Hallo
featuring Tout Puissant Mukalo; Nelly Liyemge
Producers: Richard Russell; DRC Music
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2. K-Town
featuring N'Gotshima; Bebson
Producers: Dan The Automator; DRC Music
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3. African Space Anthem (A.S.A.)
featuring Ewing Sima (of Tout Puissant Mukalo)
Producers: Jneiro Jarel; DRC Music
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4. Love
featuring Love
Producers: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs; DRC Music
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5. Lingala
featuring Bokatola System; Evala Litongo
Producers: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs; DRC Music
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6. Lourds
featuring Yende Bongongo (of Okwess International)
Producers: Yende Bongongo; Okwess International
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7. Respect Of The Rules
featuring Loi X Liberal
Producers: Richard Russell; DRC Music
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8. We Come From The Forest
featuring Bokatola System
Producers: DRC Music
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9. Customs
featuring Bokatola System
Producers: kwes; DRC Music
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10. Virginia
featuring Magakala Virginia Yollande; Yowa Hollande
Producers: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs; DRC Music
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11. Ah Congo
featuring Jupiter Bokondji; Bokatola System
Producers: Rodaidh McDonald; DRC Music
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12. Three Piece Sweet Part 1 & 2
featuring Bebson
Producers: Actress; Remi Kabaka; kwes; DRC Music
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13. If You Wish To Stay Awake
featuring Washiba
Producers: Richard Russell; kwes; DRC Music
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14. Departure
featuring Bokatola System
Producers: kwes; DRC Music
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