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In addition to being a Grammy-nominated producer, Wondaland Records’ resident DJ Nana Kwabena is also the founder of the AllOneBlood foundation. The non-profit is a largely self-funded project dedicated to bringing awareness to Sickle Cell disease while raising funds toward research, and hopefully the eventual eradication of the illness.

Kwabena’s background in science and his own family history with Sickle Cell – both he and his late brother contended with the disease – were a huge part of what inspired the foundation. In fact, Kwabena originally intended to go into public health after studying biology at the University of Pennsylvania , where ironically, he also met future musical collaborator, Jidenna.

After the death of his brother in 2012 from Sickle Cell related complications, Kwabena founded AllOneBlood. And as he shared with Highsnobiety in an earlier interview, “the biggest narrative that needs to change is that it’s [Sickle Cell] a black disease. When you open up the lens on a global perspective you realize that Sickle Cell effects basically anybody near the equator who have developed this genetic mutation that tried to protect them from malaria.”

In honor of World Sickle Cell Day – recognized globally every June 19 – Kwabena is offering up an exclusive mix to help you party with a purpose.

 

Tracklist:

01. Drake – Passionfruit
02. DJ Cassidy ft. Grace & Lil Yachty
03. Sarkodie – Gboza
04. GoldLink – Meditation
05. Brian Fresco ft. Chance The Rapper – Higher
06. DJ Mshega Ft. Busi N – Get Down (Whistle Song)
07. Stonebwoy – Agoro
08. DJ Maphorisa x DJ Buckz ft. Sjava & TDK Macassette – Goosheshe
09. OkMalumKoolKat ft. Amadando – Gqi!
10. DJ Malvado ft. Eddy Tussa – Zenze
11. Migos – Say Sum
12. Future – When I Was Broke
13. Wande Coal x DJ Tunez – Iskaba
14. Busiswa ft. Uhuru & DJ Buckz – Lahla
15. DJ Henry x Wizkid – Like This (Airietja & Sonny Bass Remix)
16. Drake ft. Black Coffee & Jorja Smith – Get It Together
17. DJ Ganyani ft. Hloni – Ntoni
18. DJ Zinhle ft. Tamara Dey – Colours
19. CDQ ft. DJ Maphorisa – Say Baba Remix
20. Drake ft. Quavo & Travis Scott – Portland
21. Migos – T-Shirt
22. Young Thug – Future Swag
23. Kendrick Lamar ft. U2 – XXX
24. Future ft. Drake – Used To This
25. Yxng Bane ft. Kojo Funds & WizKid – Fine Wine Remix
26. WizKid ft. Drake – Come Closer (DjangoBeats Zouk Remix)
27. Alikiba – Aje
28. Eugy ft. Ycee – Give It To Me
29. Korede Bello ft. Tiwa Savage – Romantic
30. Yemi Alade – Want You
31. Disclosure ft. The Weeknd – Nocturnal
32. Jidenna – Bambi (Steve Rhythm & Fridz Remix)
33. Maleek Berry – Nuh Let Go
34. Runtown – Mad Over You (Prblm Remix)
35. DJ Juls ft. Maleek Berry, Stonebwoy & Eugy – With You
36. Tspize – Pain Killer Remix
37. Sage The Gemini – Now and Later
38. Tekno – Diana
39. Calvin Harris ft. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande – Heatstroke

Listen to Nana Kwabena’s last mix and learn more about the AllOneBlood foundation here

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