I know I'm a little late to the game on this one seeing as this CD came out February '09, but better late than never!
First of all, the Red Hot Organization is a non-profit international organization spreading AIDs/HIV awareness through pop culture. They put on concerts, create amazing compilation albums, and about 80% of the proceeds (concerts, cd sales, merchandise sales, and band/listener donations) goes to funding AIDs research all over the world.
They have about 20 compilation albums dating back to 1990, with every genre of music imaginable.
Red Hot + Rio - "Contrasting with the 1996 album, Red Hot + Rio 2: The Next Generation of Samba Soul will contain works from Brazil's samba music heritage. The concert will benefit AIDS-related projects coordinated through the Brazil Foundation, founded in New York in 2000 to promote social development throughout communities in Brazil."
Red Hot + Indigo - "As with a trio of earlier entries from the series (Red Hot + Blue, Red Hot + Rio and Red Hot + Rhapsody), Red Hot + Indigo is a tribute to the legacy of one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century — Duke Ellington."
I was fortunate enough to be given the 1st of their 2 disc compilation album, Dark Was The Night, their most recent release, and stupid enough to not appreciate it until a few months after it was in my posession. With great artists like Bon Iver, My Brightest Diamond, The Decemberists, Iron & Wine, Feist, Arcade Fire, Spoon, and Andrew Bird (just to name a few) this album is an Indie music lovers wet dream. Not only is the CD great, but it's for a great cause that raised over $1.2 million for AIDs awareness.
Dark Was The Night <- check out the official page and artist listing, it's next to none!
I am disapointed I missed out on tickets for this show as I am sure it was nothing less than legen....wait for it.....dary, but I am sure to keep an eye on the Red Hot website for upcoming releases and concerts!