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Video: Philip Selway, Cheikh Lô Join Musicians from Around the World for Sudan365's Beat for Peace

  • Friday, September 24, 2010
    Video: Philip Selway, Cheikh Lô Join Musicians from Around the World for Sudan365's Beat for Peace

    Philip Selway and Cheikh Lô are among the many musicians from around the world who have lent their considerable musical talents to a new video from Sudan365, a global campaign calling for a peaceful future for Sudan. The video was released this week, part of its Beat for Peace effort, as world leaders meet at the United Nations in New York City today to discuss the future of Sudan, aiming to bring a lasting peace to the African country.

    In addition to Selway, Radiohead's drummer and the singer-songwriter behind the new Nonesuch album Familial, and Lô, the video features performances from Coldplay drummer Will Champion, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masakaela, and many others, including participants around the world who sent in their own homemade videos.

    "This global drum beat sends a warning cry," says Dr. AlBakir Mukhtar Alafif, a Sudanese activist who appears in the film and has traveled to New York to meet with officials. "It is time for those governments who promised to help implement the peace agreement to develop a package of pressure and incentives to persuade the Sudanese parties to broker peace and not war."

    Watch the video below then head to sudan365.org to learn more about efforts to bring peace to Sudan.

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on September 24, 2010 - 1:05pm
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Philip Selway and Cheikh Lô are among the many musicians from around the world who have lent their talents to a new video from Sudan365, a global campaign calling for a peaceful future for Sudan. The video, part of its Beat for Peace effort, comes as world leaders meet at the UN to discuss the future of Sudan. The video also features the drummers of Coldplay, the Police, and Pink Floyd, as well as Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masakaela, and others.

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Philip Selway and Cheikh Lô are among the many musicians from around the world who have lent their considerable musical talents to a new video from Sudan365, a global campaign calling for a peaceful future for Sudan. The video was released this week, part of its Beat for Peace effort, as world leaders meet at the United Nations in New York City today to discuss the future of Sudan, aiming to bring a lasting peace to the African country.

In addition to Selway, Radiohead's drummer and the singer-songwriter behind the new Nonesuch album Familial, and Lô, the video features performances from Coldplay drummer Will Champion, Stewart Copeland of the Police, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masakaela, and many others, including participants around the world who sent in their own homemade videos.

"This global drum beat sends a warning cry," says Dr. AlBakir Mukhtar Alafif, a Sudanese activist who appears in the film and has traveled to New York to meet with officials. "It is time for those governments who promised to help implement the peace agreement to develop a package of pressure and incentives to persuade the Sudanese parties to broker peace and not war."

Watch the video below then head to sudan365.org to learn more about efforts to bring peace to Sudan.

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