THE BIGGEST STARS in the music industry have joined forces on the latest Rhythms Del Mundo album, ‘Classics’ produced to raise awareness and funds for climate crisis projects and natural disaster relief. The album is released on Universal Music on July 13, 2009.
The sublime talent of Cuba’s finest musicians together with the unmistakable vocals of artists including Amy Winehouse, The Killers, Jack Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Kaiser Chiefs, Fall Out Boy, and many others, results in a unique album merging Afro-Cuban rhythms with some of the most memorable songs of the last 40 years. With brand new recordings from The Killers, Editors, KT Tunstall, The Zutons and OneRepublic, through to special recordings from contributing artists such as Amy Winehouse and Jack Johnson, this long player is set to be the soundtrack to the summer!
Rhythms Del Mundo – Classics is the latest project from UK climate change charity, Artists Project Earth (APE) which was formed in 2005 following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami. This album follows in the footsteps of their first release Rhythms Del Mundo – Cuba! (ft. Coldplay, U2, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and others) which went platinum and gold in many countries across the globe and was met with much critical acclaim; “....an album made with such integrity and passion that turns out as entertaining as this, is hard to resist.” – The Independent.
As a result more than 175 groundbreaking projects have been funded globally, all of which are developing solutions to climate change, thanks to support from APE and the Rhythms Del Mundo albums.
To celebrate the launch of Rhythms Del Mundo – Classics, APE will make an award of $100,000 to the project judged most likely to make a significant impact on climate change. Previous projects include the natural rebuilding of coral reefs, and reforestation in Brazil and Africa.
Kenny Young, RDM’s producer and founder of APE says: “These great artists have given up their time to be part of an album that will raise awareness and funds for the most crucial crisis facing us today. Climate change is our greatest global challenge – so join us and act now to do something positive for our future.”
Rhythms Del Mundo – Classics Track-listing:
Hotel California – RDM ft The Killers
Cupid – RDM ft Amy Winehouse
Walk On The Wild Side – RDM ft Editors
Imagine – RDM ft Jack Johnson
Beat It – RDM ft Fall Out Boy and John Mayer
Under Pressure – RDM ft Keane
Satisfaction – RDM ft Cat Power
Heard It Through The Grapevine – RDM ft Kaiser Chiefs
Because The Night – RDM ft KT Tunstall
Bohemian Rhapsody – RDM ft Augusto Enriquez
Under The Boardwalk – RDM ft The Rolling Stones
Runaway – RDM ft The Zutons
For What Its Worth – RDM ft OneRepublic
Big Yellow Taxi – RDM ft Aquila Rose and Idana Valdes
Purple Haze – RDM
Smells Like Teen Spirit – RDM ft Shanade
Are You Ready For Love – RDM ft The Kooks
My Cherie Amor – RDM ft Eros Ramazzotti
Stairway To Heaven – RDM ft Rodrigo Y Gabriela