Saturday, January 16, 2010

A Beat For Peace

I found this inspired video thru Curt Smith, singer/musician with Tears For Fears, as he retweeted it. Curt, whose Twitter account is @curtsmith, if fun to follow, as he is part doting father, and part socially/politically active man. He felt this was a video that helped prove the power of music.

In 2011, a referendum will determine whether or not the Southern region of Sudan becomes independent from the North. Experts fear that instability in the run-up to the referendum or its aftermath could reignite a civil war and cause massive human rights abuses unless international efforts are intensified to find a peaceful path through the next 12 months.

Take part in a world-wide drumming video and help us pressure world leaders to push for peace in Sudan. Simply post a video reply on YouTube - in your video description add a line about who's doing the drumming and where it's happening, then tag it with 'Sudan365' and 'beat for peace'. We'll take the best responses we receive and mix them into a final video - containing clips of drummers from across the globe - to demonstrate the support for international action to prevent further conflict.

Sudan365 is a year of campaigning for Sudan. It has been organised by a coalition of groups including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Save Darfur, FIDH, Refugees International, Darfur Consortium and Arab Coalition for Darfur. More info here.

Makes me wish I had a lick of musical talent so I could join in myself.

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