High Profile Artists Contribute To Charity Album
Beyoncé, Coldplay and Eminem are just three of the artists who have taken part in the creation of the new Rhythms Del Mundo album, ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’. The album is part of a collection created by the UK based charity Artists Project Earth (APE), which raises awareness of climate change and aims to protect its victims through music.
The project was set up in 2004 by founder Kenny Young after the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster. It has previously released Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba, Rhythms Del Mundo: Classics and the most recent Rhythms Del Mundo: Revival in 2011.
The fourth in the compilation features high profile Western and African musicians on 14 exclusive African mixes of contemporary hits. APE travelled to Mali to record African musicians Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali Farka Touré Band and Rokia Traoré. The collection will also feature the likes of Mumford & Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Plan B and REM.
APE has teamed up with PledgeMusic to promote a range of merchandise which buyers can pre order or ‘pledge’. There are exclusive items such as an executive producer credit, signed CDs and an African drumming workshop, all proceeds generated from merchandise sales will go to APE. Previous sales from the CDs have funded over 300 vital environmental projects.
Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa on its own is available priced at £10 or £8 on digital download and will be out later this summer.
Full Track Listing:
Coldplay - 'Viva la Vida'
Beyoncé - 'I Miss You'
Eminem and TS1 - 'I'm Not Afraid'
Bruno Mars - 'Grenade'
Plan B - 'She Said'
Cee Lo Green - 'Crazy'
Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'Under the Bridge'
Mumford & Sons - 'Timshel'
Shanade - 'I Am Because'
Aloe Blacc - 'I Need a Dollar'
REM w. Ali Farka Touré Band - 'Losing My Religion'
Fleet Foxes - 'Mykonos'
Rokia Traoré - 'Is This Love'
Gotye - 'Somebody That I used To Know'