tUnE-yArDs have teamed up with our city’s own ?uestlove, as well as rapper Akua Naru, and African singer Angelique Kidjo for a charitable occasion.
Debuting on June 1st via iTunes will be their single, “Lady”,which is a cover from Fela Kuti. The single will be included on a new Fela tribute compilation, Red Hot + FELA which is from the Red Hot Organization and the (RED) initiative. Both groups raise money to fight AIDS through pop-culture and consumer products.
In addition to the single, on June 1st also launches (RED) Rows, where artists will be auctioning off special concert seats and packages. The group of artists includes: the xx, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Black Keys, Death Cab for Cutie, Metric, Coldplay and the Killers. Multiple music venues across the country will also participate, donating a portion of their profits from June 1 – 10th to (RED).
Read more about their effort, via Pitchfork.