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Published on Dec 31, 2010
VA/ Indigenous S.O.S. Benefit Project (Random Records).Cd1: Downtempo and Chillout. Random Records is a non-profit label created exclusively to help projects supporting indigenous communities around the world. There are, today, over 300 million people, including at least 5000 distinct indigenous tribes in 72 countries that live under conditions of oppression and forced cultural assimilation. These people have historically been excluded from the decision-making processes of the modern states that have been formed in their ancestral lands and they live marginalized by the modern societies. Many have been targeted by paramilitary guerilla groups that serve policies of profit with total disrespect to human rights and dignity. The grievances and interests of indigenous people can be very similar around the globe when it comes to the struggle for preservation of their identity, cultural heritage natural way of life. This CD is specifically targeting to offer moral and financial support to a native people of Colombia, the Cofanes. These are people that were forced to self-exile from their land because of fear for their lives. Their land was declared uninhabited. It is now heavily polluted by the oil drilling of North American oil companies. Refugees in their own country, they struggle to preserve their harmony with Mother Nature, practicing natural medicine and the criminalised Ayahuasca rituals. But they have no land to live in peace. The profits of this CD will go towards the securing of a safe land for the Cofanes in order to partially mitigate the previous injustice. We act towards the creation of trance-cultural interactions that are based on mutual respect and solidarity. In this effort we were happy to be supported by some of the world's top Downtempo, Suomisaundi (freeform trance) and psychedelic trance projects, including the Suns of Arqa, Kukan Dub Lagan, The Orb, Antonio Testa, E-mantra, Goatika Creative Lab, Secret Vibes, Sattel Battle, Crazy Ducks, Freeform Human, Texas Faggott, Club Kooma, Tsabeat, Ocelot, Claw, Digitalist, Hishiryo meets Narvelius, OIL and many others. The CD consists of 35 tracks, all donated at no fee by the artists in an act of support to the project.