A group of young musicians from Tanzania, India and the Netherlands together created three music videos.
Each of them contains a different message about equal rights all over the world.
On July 7 the Dutch part of Change Beats went to The Hague for a flashmob to urge politicians and passers-by
not to forget the rest of the world. They did this by giving everyone an Umefulia; a symbolic gesture to don't give up and try again!

What if
  Umefelia
  It's just an emergency
 19% dreams about a beautiful world
 
 62% of the viewers believe in Umefulia
 
 19% share our sense of emergency
 
 
In je fantasie is alles mogelijk, ook al heb je niet veel. What if... iedereen de kans heeft zijn eigen droom te leven? Waar je ook woont of wat je ook hebt. Asha, Kajol, Aye en Neha, vocals en composers in Change Beats wonen in de slums van Delhi, India. Via Smile foundation kunnen zij naar school om te werken aan grote toekomstdromen...

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In your fantasy everything is possible, even if you don't have much. What if... we all have the opportunity to live our own dream? Wherever you live and whatever you have. Asha, Kajol, Aye en Neha live in the Indian slums. Through the Smile Foundation they go to school, working on their own dream of the future.


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  Umefulia - je hebt gefaald - is Swahili streetslang. Rappers Deo en Alfayo, voormalig straatkinderen, zeggen Umefulia om elkaar te motiveren meer te bereiken. Nu gaan ze naar school en bereiden zich voor thuis te gaan wonen met steun van Mkombozi, een organisatie voor straatkinderen. Deo en Alfayo moedigen je aan in jezelf te geloven. Umefulia!

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Umefulia means you have failed in Swahili slang. Rappers Deo and Alfayo from Tanzania, former street children, say Umefulia to motivate each other and to reach their goals. Now they go to school and with the support of Mkombozi, an organisation for street children, they prepare for returning home. Deo and Alfayo encourage you to believe in yourself. Umefulia!


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  Niet iedereen op de wereld krijgt dezelfde kansen. Hier in Nederland zijn we vaak onverschillig, terwijl de problemen ergens anders in de wereld dringend zijn: veranderend klimaat, armoede, kinderarbeid. Change Beats vindt het hoog tijd om je zorgen te maken, it's just an emergency! D-Day: Als we samen alles delen, hebben wij allebei iets...

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Not everybody has equal chances. In The Netherlands kids are often indifferent, while the problems in other parts of the world are urgent: changing climate, poverty, child labour. Change Beats thinks it is time to act for change. It's just an emergency! Rapper D-Day: If we share we all have something.


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breazy machozy (18-02-2013, 16:44)
yeah l know those guyz . coz we are from one country l mean Tanzania. big up guyz mmetokelezea ile mbaya

deo (29-09-2010, 18:27)
yes my people
how you doing?
i love you everybody as my family
we get lot of proud couse of you
thanks for that
D DAY THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR BEATS
MARVIN HI ? MY FRIEND

Jorien (28-09-2010, 19:21)
Komt er ook een Change Beats 2010/2011??
Als ex-Tanzaniaan (heb er 9 jaar gewoond) en ongelofelijke muziekliefhebber ben ik super enthousiast over dit project! Ik wil mee doen!!!
Weet iemand hier iets meer over? Tafadali?:)

Martijn (03-09-2010, 15:11)
Vet!

ko Zandvliet (06-07-2010, 19:36)
Ko Zandvliet is giving every member of de dutch soccerteam an Umefulia.

Marjolijn (02-07-2010, 11:53)
Jordi,
Ik hoorde je interview op Omroep Gelderland. Complimenten, echt super. Change Beats lijkt me een erg leuk project.

Ko Zandvliet (01-07-2010, 09:56)
Het stemmen mag niet stoppen !

Manon (22-06-2010, 16:16)
Morgen een uitgebreid artikel over Change Beats in Dagblad De Pers. Meenemen dus!

Mike Venekamp (18-06-2010, 17:17)
If any of these groups need a stage for live performance in the Netherlands. You can contact me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boudewijn (13-06-2010, 21:03)
Awesome, maar waarom de hele tijd die jongen met rood haar en piano erbij? je hoort hem niet eens, wat een beunhaas1

Sofie (09-06-2010, 18:00)
!!!!!IT'S JUST AN EMERGENCY!!!!!

Olivia (08-06-2010, 22:19)
Yaaaaaaah!
Wauw, the videoclips are great.
Mrs Kumud, could you tell all the children i miss them alot. And Deo and Alfayo me and ko are missing you alot too! Ko has a new band, called Jungle By Night and it's going very well :) with him. We hope to speak to you all soon, with lots of love Olivia and Ko too

Deo and Alfayo (07-06-2010, 18:44)
umefulia!umefulia!umefulia!this is dangerous guys!in one word,fantastic!we real like the songs 'umefulia','its just an emergency' and 'what if'!we can tell you Fleur this it going to be a hit in Tanzania!we will tell our teacher Herry to send them quickly to the tv stations,he has downloaded them!warm regards to all ,its us , Deo and Alfayo

herry (07-06-2010, 16:41)
i will make arrangements so that the general public can watch them too in Tanzania!

herry (07-06-2010, 16:22)
thanks guys for putting these video clips online. They are awesome indeed! I enjoyed watching them last week in Dar-es-salaam but will help the boys get to watch them too,very soon! i can tell everyone that they are very nice videos, well mixed and with nice backgrounds. I am planning to download them and play them at home and make two copies for my fellow. it was a very good job done in India. Thanks for everyone who did it.
Herry

Kikkie (07-06-2010, 13:29)
Woow.. I loveee it's just an emeracy:) Why 19%??
Vote for It's just an emeracy

Mrs. Kumud, Sankalp School, New Delhi (07-06-2010, 09:22)
My dear Fleur,
All the chldren and teachers of our school enjoyed the video clip and were very exicted.
Kajal and Asha have gone to another school and are doing very well there.Asha is the capatain of the class and Kajal is the vice captain of the school.We all remember the
exciting days spent
When do you plan to come next?
Tell Tijn that I will await his call.
With love to all children and teachers KUMUD

Alfons van Essen (03-06-2010, 12:54)
Cool, dat is best ok geworden! De mix van muzikale stromingen is goed te horen. Umefulia heeft wat mij betreft de beste muzikale compositie en ook het meest trendy geluid (hitpotentie als je daarover mag spreken).

Alfons van Essen
Disk-Jockey
(o.a. The party van Q-Music)

Ricardo (03-06-2010, 11:21)
Super duper dope!!!

Coenrad (31-05-2010, 12:04)
Geweldige clips, super muziek en goed project!

Fleur (29-05-2010, 14:09)
Share this with all your friends! Deo, Alfayo, Herri what do you think? Is it going to be a hit in Tanzania?

William (29-05-2010, 13:10)
I really like the song It's just an emergency

ronald (28-05-2010, 13:11)
het nummer Umefulia heeft het in zich om een echte hit te worden en als vader ben ik trots dat ik langs de zijlijn dit heb mogen zien groeien tot iets heel moois en ik hoop dat jullie de aandacht krijgen die dit project echt verdiend.PS maar natuurlijk zijn alle nummers van gelijke kwaliteit .jongens en meiden wees vooral heel trots dat jullie hieraan mee hebben mogen werken

Laurenz (27-05-2010, 12:52)
De jeugd is de toekomst!

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