Following on from the 'Guat-A-Gig' project this stirring cassette single highlights a song written by Alison Eve about the murder of Bishop Oscar Romero in his own church in front of his own congregation. The story is one which relates to the abuse of power by those in authority, something that Casa Alianza is all about. If you don't already know, CA works with the street children in Guatemala and Honduras, setting up shelters and campaigning for civil rights. They also bring civil prosecution cases against police officers and other authority figures who torture and kill these children in an attempt to "clean up the streets". The B-side is "Close To Me" by The Rumours Are True, also a folk-orientated song speaking of the protection and shelter of God in a psalm-like fashion. The £2.50 charge is only a suggestion, all proceeds from the sale of the tape go directly to helping street children, so buy one and send as much as you possibly can.
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