tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove rapper Ahmir Thompson and Akua Naru have joined together with African singer Angelique Kidjo as part of a compilation for charity. According to Pitchfork, the artists will record a cover of Fela Kuti’s “Lady,” which will be included on Red Hot + FELA. The album is part of the Red Hot Organization and (RED)’s initiative to raise money to fight AIDS.
Beginning June 1, you can download the single on iTunes. It marks the kickoff of a 10-day fundraising period, the benefits of which go toward an initiative to end mother-to-child HIV by 2015. In addition to fundraising via downloadable tunes, various artists will also auction concert deals. Fans can bid on packages from The Black Keys, The Killers, The xx, Metric, Elvis Costello and more beginning on June 1.
You can listen to the original “Lady” below. Check out more information about the campaign at its website.