RDM – Africa


Artists Project Earth’s online appeal in aid of those suffering from famine in East Africa.

Even though the mainstream media has stopped reporting the situation in The Horn of Africa, the sad fact remains that hundreds of thousands of people are still suffering from the ravages of drought and famine. It has been reported that food shortages affect almost the entire region of East Africa, particularly in southern Somalia and the refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. Without doubt the spectre of climate change is exacerbating the situation, undermining the chances for long-term recovery and resilience. Climate change is a global phenomenon, but sadly it is those least responsible who are most at risk from the effects. (Click here to read Professor Herbert Girardet’s article on the root causes of famine.)

To date, thanks to the generosity of APE supporters, APE has given emergency funding to the following organisations who are working in the Horn of Africa: Mercy Corps; Merlin; Human Relief Foundation, Qaaf Aid and Action Against Hunger – but this is just a drop in the ocean. With your help we can help to raise much more…

Buying this album will help to save lives and make the world a better place.Buying this album will help to save lives and make the world a better place.In Spring 2012, APE will release it’s new album – Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa, featuring Coldplay, Beyonce, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Mumford & Sons, Eminem, Aloe Bacc, REM, Ali Farka Toure Band, Cee-Lo Green, Plan B, Bruno Mars, Rokia Traore, Fleet Foxes, Toumani Diabate and more. The album combines the vibrant cultural heritage of mother Africa with some of the best contemporary music around. Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa will be released very soon, but by making a donation now, and registering for your pre-release copy, you will be the first to get this fantastic new CD!

Click here for more information about the album and to hear a teaser of the new tracks.

APE has a long history of raising funds to help those suffering from the effects of natural disasters. To date, three albums have been launched in collaboration with Cuban musicians and Western artists, including Bob Dylan, Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Sting, Coldplay, U2, Radiohead, Gorillaz and many more. Global sales have topped the one and a half million mark allowing us to fund over 300 projects that address natural disaster relief and climate change awareness.

We invite you to make a donation of £9.99 or more and register for your free copy of Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa. If you are a UK tax-payer, you can ‘Gift Aid’ your donation allowing us to increase the value of your donation. (Please note: Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa is in the final stages of production – your copy will be automatically sent to you as soon as it is available.) Please choose the appropriate options below.We hope that people living in relative security in the richer nations of the world will be able to make a donation and make a difference to the lives of our fellow planetary citizens.