Listen to BBC radio interviews introducing the 'Kinshasa One Two' album project
DRC Music interview on Zane Lowe, BBC Radio One
(Damon Albarn & Kwes)
Listen here on BBC iPlayer - 1hr 19 minutes in
DRC Music interview on Front Row, BBC Radio Four
(Damon Albarn, Kwes and T-E-E-D)
Listen here on BBC iPlayer - 6 minutes 30 seconds in
Kinshasa One Two will be available as a digital release, CD edition in digipack and as a deluxe vinyl edition.
CD in digipack with 12 page booklet. Includes unique code to access download of the album plus three bonus tracks.
Deluxe Vinyl Edition
Double vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve, with 14 x 300x300mm art cards housed in their own presentation sleeve. All encased in rigid slipcase. Includes unique code to access download of the album plus three bonus tracks.
Pre-order Kinshasa One Two at Bleep
All profits go towards Oxfam's work in the DRC.
Kinshasa One Two was recorded in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo over 5 days this past July. DRC Music (a collective of producers gathered by Damon Albarn) set out to make an album with contemporary Congolese musicians and worked with more than 50 local performers including Jupiter and the Okwess International, Bokatola System and Nelly Liyemge. 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, with album artwork by Aitor Throup and Hardy Blechman. 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.