Coldplay, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons and more team up with African musicians on charity comp

By Allison Rivers

What do Coldplay, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleet Foxes, REM and Bruno Mars have in common?  All of these musicians and more are collaborating with African musicians including Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali Farka Touré Band and Rokia Traoré on the charity compilation, “Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa.”

Sales proceeds from this awesome album will benefit Artists Project Earth (APE), a UK-based organization that focuses on educating people about climate change, raising funds to combat it, and encouraging people to pursue earth-friendly lifestyles. They have helped fund hundreds of projects around the globe in areas like technology, education, music and the arts, and business solutions.

APE was founded in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsumami, and their dedication to disaster relief has not waned since. They have offered aid after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, and much more.

“Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa” follows on the heels of other renowned compilations including “Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba,” “Rhythms Del Mundo: Rio + 20,” and “Rhythms Del Mundo: Classics,” all of which are the primary ways APE gets its funding. In the words of APE founder Kenny Young, “We are known as the ‘Fairy God-Funders’ of the climate change movement – please help us to continue spreading our magic!”

Click here to learn more about the APE Projects around the world. To buy “Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa,” click here and check out the sampler below:

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