Everything is Practice

There’s a football and musical project from the ABC Trust (Action for Brazil’s Children) which you’ll find of interest – They’ve asked various musicians to contribute a song for a limited edition compilation CD, with all profits going to the ABC Trust.

About the ABC Trust

Brazil has 16 out of 50 of the most violent cities in the world. Every hour in Brazil a child or teenager is murdered.

Brazil is home to the biggest crack market in the world. It is the 13th most unequal country in the world.
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With scarce opportunities and support systems for children, many drop out of school early and turn to begging, drugs and prostitution.

Action for Brazil’s Children Trust (ABC Trust) is the largest charity in the UK dedicated to helping at risk children and young people in cities across Brazil. Today we have 16 projects in the major urban centres of Rio, Sao Paulo, Recife, Salvador and Fortaleza.

Our vision – A Brazil in which every child has the right to, and the reality of, a safe childhood, a good education and opportunities to reach his or her potential.

Our mission – To protect and empower at risk children and young people through providing local community services and positive role models in their lives.
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About the album: Everything is Practice

As mentioned this is an album created by various artists to celebrate the beautiful game and those rare players who have made a mark on the world. All profits will go to ABC Trust to help the Brazilian children. For only £10 GBP (or more if you like) you’ll get the limited edition CDR which includes immediate download of 9-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
Or you can download the individual tracks for only £1 GBP.

A track-by-track review:

Rambutan has created a surreal soundscape in tribute to the Frank Lampard’s last World Cup appearance.
Listen to this one – and all these track in fact – with the headphones.

Not sure if he means the Honduras striker Jerry Bengtson ? Anyway with this track from Jake Blanchard, imagine yourself to be in Bengtson’s body as he’s playing…

In this experimental exploration Xanthocephalus takes on the enigma of Mario Balotelli.
Go where he goes, think what he thinks, feel what he feels.

Nessun Dorma (for Roberto Baggio) – but not how you imagine it to sound.
Imagine yourself in an aviary or enclosed garden somewhere, reflecting on those glorious days in 1990…

We all remember (Brazilian) Ronaldo at the 1998 World Cup, the night before the final he suffered a convulsive fit and was pressured by the sponsors to play. He was a shadow of himself and Brazil lost 3-0 to France.

For those who don’t know Sandra she is Sandra Regina Machado, who was in a long 30 year battle with Pelé to be recognised as his daughter. Conjuro a la Sombra means “Spell the Shadow”

Albert Camus: thinker, goalkeeper

No need for me to tell you about the subject of this one. A very disturbed mindscape of a sound, probably the best track of the album.

From wikipedia about Kazadi Mwamba:

Robert Kazadi Mwamba was a retired Goalkeeper who played for TP Mazembe and Zaire.

At the 1974 FIFA World Cup, In a group game involving Zaire and Yugoslavia, Kazadi conceded three goals in the first 20 minutes and was substituted by his Yugoslavian coach. Kazadi was the first goalkeeper to be changed for a reason other than an injury or physical problem in a World Cup. Replacement keeper Tubilandu Ndimbi’s first touch was to pick the ball out of his net, and they were defeated 9 – 0.

I hope you’ll take the time to listen to these tracks and to download them in aid of the ABC Trust.

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