Some of the music’s most popular artists have come together for a charity album, ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’, the latest project from Artists Project Earth(APE). The album features mostly remixes from well-known artists such as Coldplay, Beyoncé, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Plan B, Bruno Mars, REM and Fleet Foxes alongside African musicians. APE travelled to Mali to record African musicians, Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali Farka Touré Band, and Rokia Traoré. Sessions also took place in Kenya, South Africa and Swaziland. Members of Miriam Makeba’s band and Senegalese musicians also added to the collaborative tracks.
‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ follows up to the 2006 release, ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba’, its successor ‘Rhythms del Mundo: Classics’ in 2009, and 2011’s ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Revival’, all of which were released in aid of the charity Artists Project Earth (APE).
APE was the brainchild of founder Kenny Young and formed in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster in 2004. The foundation aims to raise awareness and funds for climate change and disaster relief projects. Successful projects of the organization have included, reforestation initiatives in the UK, Africa, Mexico and Brazil, wetland conservation in Uganda and orangutan conservation in Sumatra, no Tar Sands, Anti-Fracking and Biofuelwatch campaigns and others. The organization intends to raise from this campaign to support organizations working throughout Africa to mitigate the impacts of climate change and drought.
‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ Tracklisting
01. Viva La Vida (Africa Mix) [feat. Coldplay]
02. I Miss You (Africa Mix) [feat. Beyonce]
03. She Said (Africa Mix) [feat. Plan B.]
04. I Need a Dollar (Africa Mix) [feat. Aloe Blacc]
05. Not Afraid (Africa Mix) [feat. Eminem ft TS1]
06. Timshel (Africa Mix) [feat. Mumford & Sons]
07. Is This Love? (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore]
08. Under the Bridge (Africa Mix) [feat. Red Hot Chili Peppers]
09. Mykonos (Africa Mix) [feat. Fleet Foxes]
10. Losing My Religion (Africa Mix) [feat. R.E.M. ft Ali Farka Toure Band]
11. I Am Because (Africa Mix) [feat. Shanade]
12. Grenade (Africa Mix) [feat. Bruno Mars]
13. John and Yoko (Africa Mix) [feat. Rokia Traore]