In what might be the most creative celebration of legendary peace activist Mahatma Gandhi’s 143rd birthday today—coinciding with today’s International Non-Violence Day—our favorite yogi rapper MC Yogi has unveiled a new mix and music video for the fan-favorite song, Be The Change.
The animated video chronicles Gandhi’s life, achievements and empowers viewers to act for justice without using violence. The video serves to remind and reintroduce the historic teachings of a man who dedicated his entire life to non-violence for all humanity—to a new generation.
Equal parts Indian raga and old school hip-hop, Be The Change is a labor of love spanning four years of creative collaboration between rapper MC Yogi, musical co-producers Robin Livingston and Niraj Chag and animator Michael Rosen of Samplistic Media. The first incarnation of Be The Change was released in anticipation of the 2008 presidential election. Four years later, the song and official video celebrate another crossroads for conscious leadership and peaceful action.