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Sunday, January 10, 2010

"A Beat for Peace" - are you game for a very special YouTube collab?


On January 8th 2010, I discovered this video here, "Sudan 365 - A Beat for Peace", that asks for support in a very special way, for an important cause. It's a huge musical project, that basically is to last 365 days from now, and is supposed to have impact, and make a difference. And I think you could, in one way or another, participate there, and it can become awesome!

Video responses are wanted and needed, to make a big thing happen. People with musical talent, ambition and the heart in the right spot are sought, to throw in their special gift, to help raise awareness and support for the political and social development in Sudan (Africa).

It is a more than serious matter. You can find info in the description box of this video, and more in depth details on the website that is linked there.

"A Beat for Peace" is a project that bases on drumbeats that are supposed to go around the world, and focus the attention on a country that has been civil-war ridden for years, and where two million people have died an unnecessary and brutal death.


The idea:

Make a video, based on this video here - let the music run in the background, for inspiration, or improvise freely, and make your own drumming / percussion video for Sudan!

Do you own a regular drum set / a ROCK BAND etc. drum set for the Wii / PS3 / XBox 360? Or maybe some Bongos, or a tambourine? A keyboard with drum sounds on it? Or do you know anyone who can help you out there? Then you're good to go.

You don't have any of these?
Okay - but you maybe still have a bullroarer from your childhood days ...
And certainly you will have a bucket or two in your house, or pots, tin canisters, glasses, cups or whatever device that you can make percussion music on? You have cheeks, a chest, thighs? Voilà! All else you need, still, are you hands, and rhythm!


Check out the info box of the video, to find the link to the campaign's official website , and learn more about the situation in Sudan, about how this 365 days lasting project works, and about what you can do, and how to submit your contribution.

There's no need to rush, yet, but still: Fresh ideas taste the best, so why not get started today? You can also experiment, and make more than one video; post the results of that as video responses over the upcoming weeks.
Describe in the info box where this video of yours was recorded, how you came to make it, and what your message is, and put the tagwords "Sudan365" and "beat for peace" to it, and then make it a video response.


Be creative - hit the "Record" button on your camera, jam along to the music, and give it oopmh! Go with the flow, and put a message into your music!

Maybe make a cardboard banner or other things, with a supportive message on them, for the people in Sudan, and the wish that peace will finally come to the two parts of their country!
Oh, and: You can either make this video alone, or together with friends / relatives / whoever wants to join in - the sky is the limit!
Here's still another thought: Make this a video project at your school, in music class - or gather some colleagues at your workplace and use your lunch break for a recording session!

And finally:
Don't say "I can't play the drums, I have no rhythm ..."

Everybody has rhythm, because everybody has a HEART - and this is the primal drum, the basic rhythm of life!

So: Give it a go, make something great happen, and have fun :-)!


P.S.: To get you into the mood, I still have another music video in store, that deals with the situation in Sudan, and has a lot of rhythm, too:

LIVING DARFUR (Official Music Video)

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