Friday, January 8, 2010

Vinyl of the Day - "Street Angels"

Vinyl of the Day
"Street Angels" (Mr. Bongo MRBLP16) 2000

LP Release Date: June 5, 2000
A benefit album for the street children of Brazil
Produced by Arnaldo DeSouteiro for Mr. Bongo

Liner notes from the back cover:
This is a benefit recording for the AMADA Project in Itapuã, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. All recordings are exclusive to this album and have been donated by the artists.
In northeast Brazil, more than 77% of the population live below the poverty line. 30% of children below the age of five suffer from malnutrition and 2 million children receive no education.
These children also face the threat of execution at the hands of hired killers and policemen.
Amnesty International lists street execution as the third largest cause of death for Brazilian children.

Style:Latin, Downtempo, Jazzdance

Side A
1 Danilo Caymmi & Marcelo Salazar - Street Angels
2 José Carlos Ramos - Porangaba
3 Clave de Soul - Think about the Children
4 Joyce - Maracangalha
Side B
1. Otto - O Celular De Nana
2. Batucada Groove - Brazilian Grace
3. Ilê Aiyê - Batmacumba
4. Arakatuba & Fila Brazillia - Socrates

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