Title: Gorillaz Frontman Streams Quirky New Songs From Congo
Article by: Zachary Sniderman
Gorillaz (and Blur) frontman Damon Albarn has taken a trip to the Congo with some of his producer friends to make an album for charity. The project is called DRC Music and they have just released three songs and an album preview video. Their site, http://drc-music.tumblr.com/, has been posting videos, audio clips, and photos. It’s inspiring to see Alburn and his team working with local musicians and communicating mainly through music. While creataing this music they are also calling attention to the issues the DRC is facing.
Alburn and his team are working with Oxfam to create the album and all proceeds from the album’s sale will go to support Oxfam’s work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the photos and postings on the group’s website you can really see the connection Alburn and his team have made with the local musicians and how they’ve taken care to pay respect to local tradition. The tracks that were released (listen here: http://mashable.com/2011/08/30/drc-music-songs-congo/) feature local artists and local music from DRC.