JOHN LEGEND, BECK, DAVID BYRNE, OS MUTANTES, CAETNO VELOSO, DEVENDRA BANHART, OS MUTANTES & BEIRUT
THIRTY-THREE ORIGINAL RECORDINGS
PAY TRIBUTE TO TROPICÁLIA
WITH BRAZILIAN LEGENDS AND INDIE ARTISTS
"one of benefit series' finest albums"-Billboard
The Red Hot Organization and Entertainment One Music establish a new partnership to produce Red Hot + Rio 2 out June 28, 2011. Red Hot + Rio 2 is a modern tribute to late 60's Brazilian Tropicália movement. The album will shed new light to the songs of this influential, politically charged era, which changed the culture of the country forever. Red Hot + Rio 2 is the latest entry in the series of tribute albums produced by the Red Hot Organization to raise money for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Please see tracklist on back).
The compilation features over 33 original collaborations between Brazil's legendary musicians and today's international indie artists including John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzales, Beirut, Tom Zé, Javelin, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Eugene Hutz from Gogol Bordello, DJ Dolores, Aloe Blacc, Angelique Kidjo, Rita Lee, Madlib, Money Mark, Céu, Apollo Nove, Mayra Andrade, Trio Mocotó, Tha Boogie, Alice Smith, Carlinhos Brown, Los Van Van, Brazilian Girls, Marcos Valle, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Phenomenonal Handclap Band, N.A.S,A, Moreno Veloso, Otto, Superhuman Happiness, Cults and many more.
Red Hot + Rio 2 is the natural successor to the 1996 original Bossa Nova inspired Red Hot + Rio, which Vogue called the album "the latest and the hippest" while Entertainment Weekly said it was "an inspiring and modern sounding tribute. As with all Red Hot projects, proceeds from Rio 2 will benefit HIV/AIDS related charities. The first Red Hot + Rio raised over $1 million dollars as did the organization's most recent album, Dark Was The Night (featuring 2011 Grammy winner for best album, Arcade Fire, The National, Feist, Grizzly Bear and Bon Iver among others). To date Red Hot has donated over $10 million dollars to fight AIDS. The Red Hot organization is a not-for-profit production company that has produced over 16 albums and dedicates money to worthy organizations, causes and projects around the world. Its mission is to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/ HIV and related health and social issues. To date the Red Hot organization has sold more than three million albums and has co-produced performances at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Radio City Music Hall, Central Park Summer Stage and more.