Oxfam To Release Album For Congo
DRC Music will proudly present 'Kinshasa One Two' on October 3, an album created in the most unique way and for a great cause. The album, which will be released by Warp Records, will work alongside leading charity organisation, Oxfam. The cleverly crafted album was recorded in Kinshasa, DRC, in just five days during July, where a collective of producers set out to make an album with contemporary Congolese musicians and 50 local performers...
Damon Albarn gathered all of the talented artists together, including Jupiter and the Okwess International, Bokatola System and Nelly Liemge, to create musical magic. In the heart of Central Africa - with traditional instruments, hand-made instruments and sheer passion - they all joined forces to make music that won't be forgotten in a hurry.
Three of the tracks are up on SoundCloud already and have created a huge buzz around this highly- anticipated album, as it showcases the raw talent there is in Congo despite the problems that they face. The Democratic Republic of Congo has endured conflict and humanitarian issues for a very long time, but the proceeds from 'Kinshasa One Two' will benefit the local performers and Oxfam’s work in Congo.
Oxfam’s DRC Director, Pauline Ballaman, said in a statement: "Not only will DRC Music shine a light on the incredible musical talent coming out of the country, but it will raise much-needed funds for Oxfam's invaluable work here and focus the world's attention on Congo once again – seeing it as a place of inspiration, creativity and hope."
Words: Melissa Erasia (@MelissaErasia)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)