The Colonization of Football by Europe

 

The game of Football started as I have read in 4,500 years before the modern period. Nonetheless, I will referring to the modern era’s of the game. The period when it became codified. England is where the game became developed codified in 1863. It is said that the English did it to unified Public School and University games. England has one of the oldest football club in the world dating as 1857 and the world oldest Leaque, which is the FA Cup, founded in 1871.

 

 

 

 

Every year we over here in europe, on the other side of the atlantic ocean, read about players from south america coming to big and small clubs. Some comes to Sweden and some go to England, France, Italy, England and so forth.

But why dont we read about players going the other direction. Why dont I read about players from let say Sweden and other european countries going to play for teams in let say Brasil, Argentina and so. For clubs such as River Plate and Corinthians etcetera.

I am in illustrator, graphic designer and artist and as such I have always been interested in other countries and cultures art, design, illustration and history to just mention a few examples. Sweden have always had a love for football from Brasil. It started with Péle and continue with the young players of today. Just imagine if swedish players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, John Guidetti had played for teams in Brasil. Or Pirlo from Italy. but of course it doesnt have to be such high flying players like Ibrahimovic, Etó and Pirlo.

No offense to Russian football, but it would be so much more passion for football to read that Samuel Etó played for a team in Brasil or Argentina than in Russia. I know, the money is somewhere else, but the passion meeting a player like Etó like it was when he played in Spain and Italy – I think we can all agree the passion for football can be found not only in europe but in south america as well where football is almost like religion.

It would be interesting to hear what clubs and media in Argentina and Brasil think about it.

Stefan Lindblad
Illustrator, graphic designer and artist
www.canvas.nu

 

Rastafari Reunion 2014

SEALED ENTERTAINMENT| HUMBLE LION MUSIC| EXPRESS PROMOTIONS

PRESENTS RASTAFARI REUNION 2014

IN CELEBRATION OF THE 122ND EARTHDAY OF H.I.M. HAILIE SELASSIE 1ST

DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 26TH 2014

Featruing:Tony Rebel, Everton Blender, Queen Ifrika,  Pressure and the Zion Kings Band

GATES OPEN AT 6 PM SHOWTIME 7- 11 PM 

LIMITED  PRE-SOLD TICKETS $25  UNTIL  APRIL 30, 2014

STAY AFTER THE SHOW FOR THE AFTER PARTY

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY KING JAMMYS & BLACK SCORPIO

VENUE: THE ENTERTAINMENT WAREHOUSE (AKA THE BALLROOM)

3500 NW 15TH STREET FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA 33311

The 8th Annual Best Of The Best Concert and Celebrity Cultural Soccer

 

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Since the beginning of 2014 South and North Florida as been buzzing with festivities of all kind. From Stage Play, Jazz, Awards ceremony,  Soccer match and a Multi-culture event. This weekend Bayfront Park , Downtown Miami, Florida comes alive with a star studded lineup of Artists performing at the 8th Annual Best Of The Best  Urban concert.  Artists from  the Caribbean will be performing Reggae, Dancehall,   Soca and Calypso in front of a huge crowd that is expected to attend. 

The artists for this Sunday lineup are Beres Hammond, Barrington Levy, Cocoa Tea, Chronixx, Singing Melody, Beenie Man, Etana, Tarrus Riley, Elephant Man, Assasin, Bunji Garlin, Edwin Yearwood, Destra, Shal Marshall, GBM Nutron, Bugle, Tifa, QQ, Nature, Popeye Caution, Sammi, M Deez, Sosa Man, D Mac, The Bahamas Ratpack and many more. Gates open @ 2pm. Log onto bestofthebestconcert.com

 

Celebrity Cultural Soccer
Celebrity Cultural Soccer

On Memorial Day, Monday May 26th,2014 the Celebrity Cultural Soccer Fest will take place at Central Broward Regional Park, located @ 3700 NW 11th Place in Lauderhill, Florida 33311 at the corner of Sunrise & 441 next to the SWAP SHOP. Pre-sold ticket are $20.00

The activities included 6 on 6 Soccer match, Water Park, Live Stage Performance, Paint Face, Food, Recognition of local and International Organizations and Businesses. It is also a Fun Day for the entire Family. Need more information call 954-496-4376 or 954-588-0806

Unifest 2014

UNIFEST 2014

The Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition Celebrates 20 Year Milestone with UNIFEST and the Announcement of New Partnership with VP Records.

Lauderdale Lakes, FL. (April 23, 2014) – The Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition is celebrating 20 years of UNIFEST in the City of Lauderdale Lakes and is joining forces with VP Records, a leading record label that represents the full spectrum of Caribbean music. This partnership is aimed at taking the event to the next level growing the event and adding creative ideas to attract more attendance, give more benefit to corporate sponsors and local businesses.

UNIFEST, the oldest Caribbean multicultural festival in Broward County is a presentation of the Greater Caribbean American Cultural Coalition (GCACC) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in partnership with the City of Lauderdale Lakes and the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce. This year the event is celebrating 20 years and have scheduled a month long activities to mark the milestone.
“I’m excited about this 20th year and the fact that the organization is teaming up with VP Records, the right partner to help take UNIFEST to the next level,” said founding member and former Lauderdale Lakes City Commissioner, Representative. Hazelle Rogers. UNIFEST Chairman Glenn Joseph “It is said that an event, organization or entity becomes an institution at 20 and as we begin that period of our existence as an institution we will continue to strive to use Culture as a vehicle to not only disseminate multiculturalism across ethnic boundaries but to expose the economic potential of culture as a major economic development vehicle.”
“The new platform is just the start of what is to come of this event,” said Richard Lue, VP Director of Business Development. “We are focused on transforming the event by providing a superior family oriented experience, that would encourage support for years to come.”

The 20th annual UNIFEST takes place on Sunday May 18th at Vincent Torres Park in the City of Lauderdale Lakes from 11am – 11pm. The event features something for everyone and for the 20th year ‘a special Teen Talent Competition for teens under 18 years.’ This new addition will feature teen sensation ‘Jemere Morgan’ son of ‘Gramps’ Morgan from the international acclaimed Morgan Heritage Group. Hoping to get patrons into the park early the organizers are waving entrants fee for the first two hours and $5.00 from 1pm to 3pm; the entrance fee of $15.00 will apply from 3pm onwards.

The outdoor event includes cultural activities, bounce house and games for the kids, marching band parade, mini carnival costume parade, display of cultural artifacts, business, expo, health fair, consular village, immigration corner and food from across the Caribbean. The evening of Stars concert includes performance by Gyptian , Sanchez, Iwer George, Leon Coldero and Code 826 band, Gabel, Code Red, Marcia Ball and Screw Driver.

UNIFEST 2014 sponsored in part by Broward County Cultural Division, MoneyGram, Bank of America, Enterprise Holdings, City County Credit Union, Sunshine Health, FPL, Comcast, WAVS 1170 AM and JN Money Transfer. For more information on the 20th annual UNIFEST and the month long line up of activities visit www.unifestlive.com.

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Celebrity Soccer Culture fest
Celebrity Soccer Culture fest

Urban Relations – That time of the year is here again and the 2014 Celebrity Soccer Cultural Fest has gotten bigger & better! This year the Soccer Fest officially partnered with the Best of the Best Music Fest, America’s #1 Caribbean concert, to bring patrons a Celebrity Soccer Fest like none other. Continue reading

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