Red Hot + Rio 2 Coming This Summer


Red Hot in partnership with Entertainment One Music is set to release Red Hot + Rio 2 on June 28th. A modern tribute to 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.

The Red Hot Organization is known for two (very important) things: 1/ having impeccable musical taste; and 2/ the ability to channel that taste into projects that successfully raise some serious money to combat HIV/AIDES. Compilations like Dark Was The Night (2009), and Red Hot & Riot (2002), all the way back to the first Red Hot + Rio (1996) have successfully raised over a million dollars and featured star studded line-ups that reminds one of the Grammys.

Red Hot + Rio 2 features over 30 original collaborations between Brazil’s legendary musicians and today’s international indie artists including John Legend, Os Mutantes, Devendra Banhart, Caetano Veloso, Dirty Projectors, Seu Jorge, Beck, Bebel Gilberto, José Gonzalez, Beirut, Tom Zé, Of Montreal, Marisa Monte, 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, St. Vincent, Neon Indian, Forró In The Dark, Mia Doi Todd, Javelin, and many more.

Check out Beirut’s lead singer Zach Condon’s cover of “O Leãozinho” (Originally sung by Caetano Veloso) after the jump.

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Tommy T Podcast: Dedicated to Dr. Tilahun Gesesse

Chill out with this playlist compiled by Thomas Gobena, aka Tommy T of Gogol Bordello. The set includes a couple tracks from his recent album The Prester John Sessions, more traditional Ethiopian soulful grooves, UK reggae and more. Tommy dedicates the set to Dr. Tilahun Gesesse, the king of Ethiopian music. Download, embed or stream the mix here: drop.io/Tommy_T_podcast

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Hypnotic Ethiopian Grooves From Tommy T

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For the past three years, Tommy T has been the bass player for gypsy punk powerhouse Gogol Bordello. Tommy was born and raised in Ethiopia and brings his knowledge of global rhythms, reggae and dub to his first solo album, The Prester John Sessions. An aural travelogue that ranges freely through the music of Ethiopia, the album is a collection of 11 songs including a remix featuring fellow Gogol Bordello band mates Eugene Hutz and Pedro Erazo and mixed by Michael Goldwasser of the Easy Star All-Stars. The record also features two collaborations with Gigi, one of the most popular modern Ethiopian singers.

“The Response” from The Prester John Sessions
 

Head over to gigantic.com/tommyt to get your free download of “The Response”, listen to more streaming music at tommytmusic.com, and buy the album on iTunes today!

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