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Friday 4th January 2008

American rockers Showbread to visit orphanage in Shell, Ecuador

TOOTH & NAIL band Showbread are visiting Ecuador in January to spend two weeks at the Casa De Fe orphanage in Shell. During a previous trip to Calcutta, the band learnt about the grave injustice of human trafficking and modern day slavery. Said Showbread frontman Josh Dies, "For most of us, the absolute horror of human trafficking is an illusory concern. It is simply so far away and so unreal that our mind cannot develop a case for its urgency. For most of us, the poverty that lies elsewhere in the world is only a commercial on television or a photo that Bono puts on Oprah. As George Romero presented it in one of his films, we sit in a centralised palace, ignoring the horrible truth that surrounds us, acting as though it isn't there at all. But it is there, breaking down our doors." The band's trip to Ecuador is being filmed. CR

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