This week, the album “Rhythms del mundo,” which mixes the music of Buena Vista Social Club with rock and pop artists like Coldplay, U2, Sting, Dido, Marron 5, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand, to name a few, reached the top sales spot after a month and a half in the Top 5.
This album, which features the music of Buena Vista Social Club wiht that of the best modern rock and pop artists like Coldplay, U2, Sting, Dido, Maroon 5, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand was released in 57 countries and did very well in Mexico too.
Legendary Buena Vista Social Club artists like Omara Portuondo or the late Ibrahim Ferrer, Vania Borges, Coco Freeman, Roberto Hernández, to name a few, are in charge of bringing in the Latin flavor alongside rock and pop artists like Chris Martin from Coldplay, Bono of U2, Dido, Frenz Ferdinand, Sitngo, Radiohead and Gorillaz, among others.
The Project is sponsored by the Artist’s Project Earth (APE) association, which aims at creating a better world taking the power of music to the new challenges of the 21st century.
The album’s packaging is made of 100% environmentally friendly neutral carbon, and includes a 20 page booklet with information about the project, as well as photographs of the artists that participated in order to raise funds for education campaigns and support in case of environmental disasters.
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