Thursday, July 21, 2011

Damon Albarn Visiting The Congo, Recording An Album

Completely accurate photo evidence of Albarn's Congo trip.
'90s Britpop icon Damon Albarn is likely the busiest musician on Earth, working with the cartoon band Gorillaz, creating an opera about Elizabethan astrologer/spy Dr. John Dee, and doing a whole slew of other things that don't involve the words "Blur" and "NYC reunion show." And, as our friends at Some Kind of Awesome report, he's somehow crammed another project into his schedule.

Albarn will be headed to the Congo as part of a new initiative by Oxfam to record a new album in the span of a week. He'll be leading a team of producers and musicians, collectively called DRC Music (@DRCMusic on Twitter) and consisting of Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Dan The Automator, Jneiro Jarel, Richard Russell, Actress, Marc Antoine, Jo Gunton and Kwes. The goal of the album is to help bring additional attention to the continuing humanitarian issues in the country due to years of internal conflict.

A great goal and one you should support, for sure, but we couldn't resist doing stupid MS Paint photos of him in the 1995 classic movie Congo. And because we haven't done a contest in awhile, head over to our Facebook page and "Like" this post (or, more accurately, the post we tell you to Like) to win a copy of Congo on DVD and a Fucking Nostalgic mixtape!

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