Some of the biggest stars in the music industry have joined forces with the sublime talent of Cuba’s finest musicians to raise their voices and create the latest Rhythms Del Mundo album, ‘Classics’, produced to raise awareness and funds for climate crisis projects and natural disaster relief.
The album was released by Universal Music on July 13, 2009 and features the unmistakable vocals of artists including The Killers, Amy Winehouse, Jack Johnson, The Rolling Stones, Kaiser Chiefs, Keane, and many others. The result is a unique formula merging Afro-Cubano rhythms with some of the most memorable songs of the last 40 years. With brand new recordings from the likes of The Killers, Editors, KT Tunstall, The Zutons and OneRepublic, through to special recordings from contributing artists such as Amy Winehouse, one particular review predicted the album would become “the soundtrack to the summer”.
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 for the most crucial crisis facing us today, Climate change is our greatest global challenge and unless we act now, future generations will suffer from our greed and ignorance. The time to act is now.”
Album contributor K T Tunstall added, “Our planet is in crisis; the poorest populations of the world who have contributed least to the problem are already experiencing the disastrous results of our way of life in the industrialized world. We in developed nations must all work together as a global team to reduce our levels of consumption and waste, and put pressure on our governments to do the same.”