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Damon Albarn travels to Congo to record charity album

And teams up with leading producers

The legendary front man of “Blur” and “The Gorillaz” Damon Albarn is leading a collection of producers into the Democratic Republic of Congo. The group consists of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Jo Gunton and Kwes.

This group of artists has teamed up with the charity Oxfam and are planning to make an album in just 7 days. Wracked by years of conflict, the DRC is home to one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, and proceeds from the album will go to helping Oxfam's work, helping thousands of the DRC's poorest people.

The DRC-Music team are documenting there travels with a online dairy with news, music and pictures updating as they go. Damon Albarn has previously visited Mali with Oxfam in 2001 when he produced the album Mali Music. He has since recorded in Nigeria with Tony Allen and has visited Congo, Mali and Nigeria with Africa Express.  

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