David Byrne Beck, Beirut set for Red Hot + Rio 2 compilation

When one thinks of AIDS research, very rarely does the topic of Brazilian Tropicália music from the 1960s emerge. But the AIDS charity Red Hot put the two together back in 1996 for an album to benefit AIDS research and prevention and they’re doing it again with the sequel, Red Hot + Rio 2, which hits stores June 28th.

The original compilation released back in 1996 featured tracks from Maxwell, PM Dawn, David Byrne, Everything but the Girl, and Stereolab, plus Brazilian artists Gilberto Gil, Astrud Gilberto, and more. The sequel features collaborations from Cults and Superhuman Happiness, Beck and Seu Jorge, of Montreal and Os Mutantes, and David Byrne and Caetano Veloso, along with solo tracks by John Legend and many others. Other artists, including St. Vincent, Neon Indian, and Dirty Projectors were unable to finish their tracks in time, but Red Hot hopes to release those as digital singles in the future.

Check out the album’s entire tracklist below and head over to Pitchfork to stream Beirut’s contribution, “O Leãozinho”.

This is the second compilation album benefiting Red Hot to be announced recently, with a National-curated Grateful Dead covers album also set for release sometime soon.

Red Hot + Rio 2 Tracklist:
CD1 (Red):
01. Alice Smith and Aloe Blacc – Baby
02. Beck and Seu Jorge – Tropicália (Mario C 2011 Remix)
03. Mia Doi Todd and José González – Um Girassol da Cor do Seu Cabelo
04. Quadron РSamba de Veṛo
05. Vanessa da Mata and Seu Jorge & Almaz- Boa Reza
06. John Legend – Love I’ve Never Known
07. Aloe Blacc and Clara Moreno – Nascimento (Rebirth) – Scene 2
08. Curumin – Ela (Ticklah Remix)
09. Aloe Blacc and Alice Smith- Baby (Old Dirty Baby Dub Version)
10. Superhuman Happiness and Cults – Um Canto de Afoxé Para o Bloco do Ilê
11. Om’Mas Keith – Mistérios
12. Forró in the Dark and Brazilian Girls and Angelique Kidjo – Aquele Abraço
13. Mia Doi Todd – Canto de Iemanjá
14. Caetano Veloso – Terra (Prefuse 73 ‘3 Mellotrons in a Quiet Room’ Version)
15. Marisa Monte and Devendra Banhart and Rodrigo Amarante РN̼ Com a Minha M̼sica
16. Bebel Gilberto – Acabou Chorare
17. David Byrne and Caetano Veloso – Dreamworld- Marco de Canaveses

CD2 (Hot):
01. Beirut РO Lẹozinho
02. Tha Boogie – Panis et Circensis
03. of Montreal and Os Mutantes – Bat Macumba
04. Phenomenal Handclap Band and Marcos Valle РTudo o Que Voc̻ Podia Ser
05. Madlib and Joyce Moreno – Banana [ft. Generation Match]
06. Marina Gasolina and Secousse – Freak le Boom Boom
07. Money Mark and Thalma de Freitas and Jọo Parahyba РTropical Affair
08. Los Van Van and Carlinhos Brown – Soy Loco Por Ti, América
09. Orquestra Contempor̢nea de Olinda and Emicida РRoda
10. Mayra Andrade and Trio Mocotó – Berimbau
11. Apollo Nove and Céu and N.A.S.A. – It’s a Long Way
12. DJ Dolores and Eugene Hütz and Otto and Fred 04 and Isaar- A Cidade
13. Javelin and Tom Zé – Ogodô, Ano 2000
14. Atom™ and Toshiyuki Yasuda – Águas de Março [ft. Fernanda Takai and Moreno Veloso]
15. Twin Danger – Show Me Love
16. Rita Lee – Pistis Sophia


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