Daily Dose Pick: Raise Hope for Congo


Featuring contributions from Mos Def, Bat for Lashes, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Norah Jones, charity compilation Raise Hope for Congo aims to raise awareness of the plight of abused Congolese women and children.

Curated by KCRW radio staple Nic Harcourt, the album includes 18 tracks from a diverse range of artists, with all proceeds going toward efforts to alleviate the suffering caused by the demand for conflict minerals in the African nation. Raise Hope for Congo is an initiative of Enough, a charity project with the goal of putting a stop to genocide and human-rights violations.

Visit the Raise Hope for Congo website, find out how you can help, join the cause on Facebook, and buy the digital version of the album now or preorder the CD