. In this post we go a bit further than footie and music. For this entry it is football, politics, drugs and music.
These two Colombians are remembered, but for very different reasons.
Many of you are familiar with the tragic end to Andres Escobar’s life and some of you will be familar with the film made in 2010 about him and Pablo, the drug lord.
Pablo Escobar was the richest, most powerful drug kingpin in the world, ruling the Medellin Cartel with an iron fist. Andres Escobar was the biggest soccer star in Colombia. The two were not related, but their fates were inextricably – and fatally – intertwined. Pablo’s drug money had turned Andres’ national team into South American champions, favored to win the 1994 World Cup in Los Angeles. It was there, in a game against the U.S., that Andres committed one of the most shocking mistakes in soccer history, scoring an “own goal” that eliminated his team from the competition and ultimately cost him his life. THE TWO ESCOBARS is a riveting examination of the intersection of sports, crime, and politics.
It was that completely accidental own goal in the World Cup in 1994 in the USA that the young Jeff Zimbalist witnessed.
Then years later, along with his brother Michael, he made the documentary film.
What you didn’t know though, or didn’t realise that there was a beautiful, haunting soundtrack that accompanied the documentary (which you will have heard if you’ve watched the above documentary). It was released at the same time and still available to download/purchase.
The soundtrack was composed by Ion Michael Furjanic and you can listen to the full album below:
» Ion Furjanic – Higher Calling
BONUS: Just for you here’s a track for free: