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