‘Finding Time’ toward Helping Fund a Smile Train
by Edgar Roman
Imagine not knowing what a smile is – like a blind person not knowing how the world looks. All cultures, races, ethnicities, and religions universally understand a smile as an expression denoting pleasure, sociability, happiness, or amusement. In essence, a smile has no border but the border, we – erect.
It is estimated that “over 170,000 children are born with a cleft lip and palate” per year and many cannot afford the expensive surgery required to repair and heal. –
A cleft lip or palate is an opening or gap caused by abnormal facial development and produces problems with feeding, speech, and socialization. Clefts have become a major problem in developing nations where “more than one million children are suffering from unrepaired clefts.”
SmileTrain.org is an organization that is involved at the ground level providing the necessary funding to repair cleft lips, but what happens when funding is not available to provide the necessary resources to repair a cleft?
10 Million Sounds is an independent label based in New York City and their recent compilation titled “Finding Time” is a thirteen track album that features instrumental hip hop music from producers across the world. Some of these features are well-known independent musicians who have made a name for themselves, which include: Aether, Handbook, Incise, Jimmy Whoo, Brock Berrigan, Poldoore, Ohbliv, Evil Needle, Somepling, IV The Polymath, Rob Viktum, Bahwee, and Ta-ku.
What’s most important about this compilation is not just the producers and music, but the purpose of bringing musicians together to contribute to a larger cause; helping fund cleft repairs through music.
Finding Time is available on Bandcamp as a “name your price” download, but if you donate money through purchasing this album, 100% of all proceeds will be donated to SmileTrain.org.
Please help a child get a smile. –
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