August 2, 2011 15:14

Damon Albarn posts first recording from sessions in DR Congo

Musicians' collective are currently making an album in the African country

Damon Albarn posts first recording from sessions in DR Congo

Photo: Danny North/NME

Blur and Gorillaz mainman Damon Albarn has posted the first music from the project he is currently spearheading in DR Congo online. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to hear it.

The track, which is titled 'Hallo', is only a 51 second-long excerpt and features musician Tout Puissant Mukalo.

Albarn is currently in DR Congo with the aim of recording an album in a week. Kwes, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Franz Ferdinand producer Dan The Automator, hip-hop producer Jneiro Jarel, XL Recordings boss Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine and Jo Gunton have all accompanied him on the trip and have been posting updates on blog DRC-music.tumblr.com.

The project has been put together in collaboration with Oxfam, who will receive all the proceeds from the project.

Albarn has just finished performing in Manchester with his opera Doctor Dee.

Hallo (clip - featuring Tout Puissant Mukalo) by DRC Music


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