The rhythm of protest beats a path to Downing Street and other major cities to mark the start of Sudan 365.
The campaign is designed to urge world leaders to take decisive diplomatic action over the next 365 days to prevent all-out conflict returning to the Sudan.
It comes as the country marks the fifth anniversary of the North-South Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which ended a 22-year war between north and south.
Filmmaker and musician Jamie Catto is involved in Sudan 365:
“The violence that could kick off there is so horrific, on a par with Dafur and everything. Hundreds of thousands dying and being displaced. Could we drum up an idea, something that could get everyone’s attention so that this year is focussed fully on making sure there isn’t horrific violence there, in all the kinds of ways that it could kick off.”
A drummer himself, Catto made a film called “Beat for Peace” with celebrity drummers from Radiohead, The Police and Pink Floyd picking up a drumroll beginning in the war torn country and turning it into a global drumbeat to remind politicians of the delicate peace in Sudan.