INDIE STARS GET BUENA VISTA MAKE-OVER
Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and Coldplay all get reworked in a Cuban style for a new album out next month.
The collaborative album, made with The Buena Vista Social Club, takes the original orchestration from songs such as Coldplay’s “Clocks” and Franz Ferdinand’s “Matinee,” and moulds them into their own unique Afro-Cuban sound.
“Rhythms del Mundo” includes music by famed Cuban singers Omara Portuondo and the last vocal recording of Afro-Cuban bolero singer Ibrahim Ferrer, who died in 2005.
The other Buena Vista Social Club musicians who appear on the album are: Barbarito Torres, Amandito Valdes, Virgilio Valdes, Agel Terri Domech, Manuel Mirabal, Orlando Lopez and Demetrio Muniz.
Proceeds from the album will go to the Artists Project Earth group.
“Rhythms Del Mundo Cuba” is released through Universal on November 13