Rhythms Del Mundo Featuring:
- Bob Dylan - 'A hard rain's gonna fall'
- Jack Johnson - 'Imagine'
- Sting - Fragilidad
- Rokia Traore - 'John & Yoko'
- *Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo - 'As time goes by'
- Bebe - 'Smells like teen spirit'
- Arctic Monkeys - 'Dancing Shoes'
- Groove Armada - 'Superstylin'
- Rodrigo & Gabriela - 'Stairway to Heaven'
- *U2 & Coco Freeman - 'I still haven't found what I'm looking for'
- ^^Rhythms of the Earth ft. Xavier Rudd - 'Rhythms of the Earth'
- +Spirit of the Forest – ‘Spirit of the Forest’
- Green Dreams – ‘The Apes’
Produced by Kenny Young
For Artists Project Earth
Engineers- Laurence Brazil, Carlos Raul de La Vega Guerrero,
Mixed by Laurence Brazil and Kenny Young
Musical arrangements- Demetrio Muniz, Frank Rubio, Miguel Patterson,
^^ produced by Vic Coppersmith Heaven and Josh Coppersmith Heaven
*co-produced by The Berman Brothers and Ron Oehl
+co-produced by Vic Coppersmith Heaven and Nick Glennie-Smith
Artists Project Earth – who have a long history of supporting climate change mitigation, adaptation and awareness-raising projects – are celebrating World Environment Day by releasing ‘Rhythms Del Mundo: Rio + 20’ linking the great work going on during World Environment Day with the forthcoming Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro later in June 2012. It’s a great album of new tracks including ‘John & Yoko’ by Rokia Traore and ‘Rhythms of the Earth’ by Xavier Rudd, plus a Cuban remix of the track ‘Spirit of the Forest’ – featuring Kate Bush, Mick Fleetwood, Lenny Kravitz, Gilberto Gil, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, David Gilmore, Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Joni Mitchell, the B-52’s, Bryan Wilson and the Beach Boys – which was originally released at the first Earth Summit twenty years ago, together with some classics such as ‘A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall’ by Bob Dylan and ‘Fragilidad’ by Sting.
Artists Project Earth has released three Rhythms Del Mundo fundraising albums to date that have supported over 300 projects globally. From reforestation initiatives in Africa and Brazil to a comic book on climate change in Nicaragua; from campaigns against the Tar Sands in Canada and the building of new coal power station in the UK to a Special Award for the global Transition movement, Artist Project Earth believes a better world is not just possible, it is happening now!
Artists Project Earth together with UNEP’s World Environment Day demonstrate that if we work together, we can help create a more just and sustainable future and a healthier planet. ‘Rhythms Del Mundo Rio+20’ brings the power of music and the arts to 21st Century Challenges.
Led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and celebrated annually on 5 June, World Environment Day (WED) is the UN’s flagship day for environmental outreach. It is the people’s day for positive action on behalf of the environment. Mobilizing millions of people globally, World Environment Day demonstrates how individual actions to nurture the environment have an exponential impact. World Environment Day is not just a day, but a movement, enabling our voices, dreams and practical successes to be heard and seen at the highest levels.
2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Programme and twenty years since the first UN Conference on Sustainable Development (known as the Earth Summit) in Brazil. This year, world leaders will again meet at Rio+20 to take stock of the progress, and failings, of those outcomes. One of the overarching themes is a Green Economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. Is there a smarter and more intelligent way of implementing sustainable development – one that grows economies but with positive social and environmental outcomes? UNEP believes there is. Acknowledging that a Green Economy must be a people-centered economy, the WED 2012 theme is Green Economy: Does it include you?
For more information on Artists Project Earth visit www.apeuk.org
Cover artwork by UNEP International Painting Competition Winner, Charlotte
Sullivan. “I would like to express the need for everyone to act. The silhouette of a figure in my painting represents the governments’ and global businesses’ idle hold over the world. In the background, red, oranges and yellows represent the fossil fuel power plants and the warming of the planet while those that could act use the umbrella to shelter behind. The umbrella illustrates the world being turned inside out by the wind. My wish is that everyone should take care of the environment.” -