Oct. 2012: Coldplay, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons and more team up with African musicians for charity comp | MusicforGood
What do Coldplay, Beyonce, Mumford & Sons, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleet Foxes, REM and Bruno Mars have in common? All of these musicians and more are collaborating with African musicians including Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate, Ali Farka Touré Band and Rokia Traoré on the charity compilation, “Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa.”CLIMATE CHANGE | APE: Artists Project Earth
Sales proceeds from this awesome album will benefit Artists Project Earth (APE), a UK-based organization that focuses on educating people about climate change, raising funds to combat it, and encouraging people to pursue earth-friendly lifestyles.
...“Rhythms Del Mundo: Africa” follows on the heels of other renowned compilations including “Rhythms Del Mundo: Cuba,” “Rhythms Del Mundo: Rio + 20,” and “Rhythms Del Mundo: Classics,” all of which are the primary ways APE gets its funding. In the words of APE founder Kenny Young, “We are known as the ‘Fairy God-Funders’ of the climate change movement – please help us to continue spreading our magic!”
There is no doubt that today we stand at a crossroads in history. The warnings from our most respected scientists are loud and clear: we have less than a decade left to address climate change before reaching a point of no return. We have already reached the stage of dangerous climate change. Now the task is to prevent catastrophic climate chaos. And yet, government leaders continue to ignore the scale of the threat.June 2012: Beyonce Buys Jay-Z $40 Million Father’s Day Present
What do you buy for the guy who has everything? If you happen to be Beyonce and you’re married to rapping mogul Jay-Z you buy them a Challenger 850.
The pop superstar presented Jay-Z with his $40 million private jet on Father’s Day. The Challenger 850 is no regular private jet, it features a living room, a kitchen and two full bathrooms.
This is the exact type of present that not only keeps on giving, it keeps on costing, the average flight comes with a fuel cost of $20,000 to $30,000 plus the expense of hiring pilots to fly the aircraft.