Help for earthquake survivors as Artists Project Earth release a third album

A new album has been released to raise funds and awareness for the plight of earthquake survivors in Haiti, Chile and Tibet, featuring tracks donated by Bob Dylan, Gorillaz, Groove Armarda, Dizzee Rascal and other top artists.

Entitled Revival, it is the third release in the Rhythms Del Mundo series in aid of UK charity, Artists Project Earth (APE), which aims to create a better world by bringing the power of music and the arts to 21st century challenges. Each of the tracks have been given the trademark Afro-Cuban twist heard in the previous Rhythms Del Mundo albums, offering several musical surprises along the way.

APE was founded in the aftermath of the 2004 Asian Tsunami and works to help those suffering from natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. To date, its previous two albums have sold over one million copies, enabling it to support more than 200 projects globally.

This new album will build on work already undertaken by APE in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, such as: the development of earthquake-proof housing in Chile, the provision of 90,000 nutritious meals to the children of Haiti and the rebuilding of an orphanage in the Tibetan plateau. The organisation’s focus is now on helping communities affected by the disaster to become more resilient, to recover their livelihoods and rebuild their homes.

Tom Findlay of Groove Armada went on to outline the importance and timing of Revival, saying: “Just because Haiti is no longer in the media focus, it doesn’t mean that everything has been sorted out. People still need our help.”

Families living in Haiti – even whole communities – are still homeless and are sheltering in crowded, insecure tented villages, with very little food and limited sanitation. Children made homeless by the earthquake in Tibet face the extremes of night-time temperatures, orphaned and alone, save for the love and care of the Tibetan monks who are tirelessly working to rebuild their homes.

“With your help, we really can make a difference to people’s lives,” said APE founder, Kenny Young. “In buying this album you will be directly supporting the well-being of people who have lost everything except their humanity.”

‘Rhythms Del Mundo:
Revival’ is available from:
Artists Project Earth,
PO Box 627, Banbury, OX16 6EZ
Website: www.apeuk.org

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