Coldplay, Fleet Foxes and Mumford & Sons are among the artists to have their tracks re-worked by African musicians Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, the Ali Farka Touré Band and Rokia Traoré for a new charity album.
‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ is released this month, and is the fourth in a series of benefit albums recorded in aid of the Artists Project Earth (APE) charity, which was formed in 2004 following the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster.
Also included on the 14-track record are the likes of Plan B, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cee Lo Green. Fans can pledge money to the project through the PledgeMusic website, where a selection of other offers including posters, tote bags and t-shirts are also available.
‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa’ tracklist:
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