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Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, and REM All Featured On New Charity Record


Coldplay, Beyoncé, Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Plan B, and REM are just some of the superstar artists lined-up for an exclusive new charity campaign in partnership with direct-to-fan specialists PledgeMusic.


Launched on July 2nd, ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ is the long-awaited follow-up to the 2006 smash ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba’, its successor ‘Rhythm del Mundo: Classics’ in 2009, and 2011’s ‘Rhythm Del Mundo: Revival’, all of which were released in aid of the charity Artists Project Earth (APE).


Formed in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster in 2004, APE was the brainchild of founder Kenny Young and aims to raise awareness and funds for climate change and disaster relief projects.


‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ features high profile Western and African musicians collaborating 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.


As well as pledging towards the album, fans can purchase a range of exclusive items through the PledgeMusic website - including posters, tote bags, t-shirts and the chance to take part in an African drumming workshop.


You can check the tracklist below.


‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ Tracklisting:

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



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Rhythms del Mundo - Africa

Preorder a great new compilation ft Beyoncé, Coldplay & Eminem in exclusive African re-workings w/bonus items!


Hello Friends. Welcome to our exciting new project, where we travel all the way back to the place where rhythm started, Africa!


The album, Rhythms del Mundo – Africa, a collaboration between Western and African musicians is an exploration of pop, rock and African music, pushing the parameters of some of the most famous songs from the last few years, with the support of the artists featured in this great new compilation, such as Beyoncé, Coldplay, Cee-Lo Green, Plan B and The Red Hot Chili Peppers!


Weʼve decided to do something slightly different with this release. Weʼre offering you the chance to be involved in a totally new way, with a range of exclusive items and experiences which we hope will be right up your street


Weʼve teamed up with PledgeMusic to give you the opportunity to pre-order or ʻpledgeʼ for the new album plus a variety of other unusual items such as signed CDs from some of the artists involved, the chance to attend an African drumming session or to join us at our fantastic launch party. You’ll also be able to get exclusive items such as Rhythm Del Mundo T shirts and Tote bags, (all of which will be organic and fair-trade) and other unique items to be announced..


The tracklisting for this new album includes exclusive African versions of the following songs… Coldplay – ‘Viva la Vida’; Beyoncé – ‘I Miss You’; Eminem – ‘Not Afraid’; Fleet Foxes – ‘Mykonos’; Mumford and Sons – ‘Timshel’; Aloe Blacc – ‘I Need a Dollar’; Cee-Lo Green – ‘Crazy’; Plan B – ‘She Said’; Rokia Traore – ‘Is This love?’; REM – ‘Losing My Religion’; Red Hot Chili Peppers – ‘Under the Bridge’; Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’; Bruno Mars – ‘Grenade’ and more.


Throughout the campaign you’ll also get free access to our ʻPledgers Onlyʼ updates here on PledgeMusic where we will give you access to loads of goodies, such as more remixes, videos from the studio and loads, loads more…


In addition to this, all proceeds generated will be donated to Artists Project Earth (APE) to help them continue the incredible work they do, create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to 21st century challenges. APE support effective projects and awareness-raising initiatives to combat climate change, and raise funds for natural disaster relief.


So as you can see, there are so many great reasons to be a part of our new album! Thanks in advance for all your support with this project. We hope you love the album.


You can find out more here…


http://www.apeuk.org and http://www.rhythmsdelmundo.org


Many thanks






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Viva reworking on Rhythms Del Mundo album

12 July 2012 1:04 pm

Check out a preview of the new version now



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Good afternoon. Click the video above to preview a great new version of Viva La Vida on the new album from Artists Project Earth, called ‘Rhythms Del Mundo Africa’. Sales of the album support projects all over the world, tackling climate change and poverty. Find out more at rhythmsdelmundo.org.



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Coldplay Video Unveiled By Climate Change Music Charity


To mark the release of their fifth album Artists Project Earth (‘APE’) has unveiled a great new video to accompany Coldplay’s famous track Viva La Vida which has been given an African makeover on the album, Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa also featuring: Eminem, Beyonce, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Fleet Foxes, Rokia Traore and others.


This fantastic animated video was the brainchild of APE founder and Grammy Award winning song writer Kenny Young, who co-wrote the 1964 hit Under The Boardwalk. The animation was done by Chris Debney, who won acclaim for his video instalments in the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony with Danny Boyle, along with character animator Martin Bell.


The video was produced to raise awareness of Artists Project Earth and its vitally important work, which to date has funded over 300 projects around the world though the sale of its Rhythms Del Mundo series of albums. These projects are focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as funding for natural disaster relief.


Coldplay have enthusiastically endorsed the video and have given APE the encouragement to release it on all social networks.


A clip of the video which features an alien landing on earth and witnessing disasters such as floods and deforestation can be seen here.


The Coldplay track is one of thirteen new African-style reworkings of contemporary hits, and is released on a new compilation album ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ on 8th October.





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