Red Hot + Rio 2
Released By: The Red Hot Organization / Entertainment One Music
Red Hot + Rio 2 is a modern tribute to the late 60's Brazilian Tropicália movement. The album will shed new light on 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.
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 González, Beirut, Tom Zé, Javelin, of Montreal, Marisa Monte, Madlib, and many more. Red Hot + Rio 2 is the successor to the 1996 original Bossa Nova inspired Red Hot + Rio, which received praise such as "the latest and the hippest" by Vogue, and "an inspiring and modern sounding tribute" by Entertainment Weekly.
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.
RH Loft Party: Mia Doi Todd + José González from Red Hot on Vimeo.
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"one of benefit series' finest albums" — Billboard