The song “Change Our Game” was written following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, 22 March 2016. The song is about ourselves (human beings), who want in essence the same thing: “A peaceful and prosperous life together.” This is what we wish each other every time at the beginning of a New Year.
The song can be purchased online and the revenues will go to the victims of the terroristic attacks in Brussels (via Life4Brussels) and to the Cruyff Court project in Belgium (50/50). Please buy the song online (for two EUROs!) and support our objectives: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelschotanus
In the music video #ChangeOurGame, the colours of the city of Brussels (yellow and blue) are coming to life. If these colours come together then the city will be united. This is represented by Soufiane – (yellow jacket) and Nouhad Lahlali (blue jacket). They are the children of Abdallah Lahlali and Lou Loubna. Abdallah Lahlali was severely wounded at Zaventem airport. The love and support given to the family Lahlali from their surroundings is a force that helps them to move forward. However this remains a difficult task.
Photos Jaap Kroon and design by Jacques Koeweiden
A music contest is linked to the song and we invite schools, youth organisations and citizens to join in. As an individual, a group (class) or more groups (classes) are challenged to perform their own interpretation of (part of) the song. The contest provides a platform for people to join the call for living together in peace and to work towards fraternisation.
Contributions can be send to firstname.lastname@example.org (please send big files via WeTransfer), until the May 2019. The winner will receive 500 Euro’s. More information on the contest and lyrics on our Facebookpage and our YouTube page#ChangeOurGame.
More information about:
Mr. Abdallah Lahlali: https://www.facebook.com/vrtpano/videos/10155737544544625/
Please find the music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uos_iclsAg
Please find hereby the link to the audio song: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelschotanus
More information about the partners:
PlayandPeace is a platform created after the terrible attacks in Brussels (March 2016). The purpose of the project is to realize a Cruyff Court in Molenbeek. In doing so, train young Molenbekers (trainers) in the 14 life rules of Johan Cruyff (derived from the universally well-known sport rules). To give these trainers the tools to bring together hard-to-reach young people on the Cruyff Court. Thereby creating new opportunities for these young people to come into contact with the 14 life rules of Johan Cruyff, which are also important for their further life. In addition the trainers are rewarded for their challenging job by connecting them to companies which are linked to the project (develop possible prospect of a job in the future).
With this project PlayandPeace wants to promote new concepts that can contribute to the physical health and sporting & social mentality of our youth in Brussels. PlayandPeace has organized a music contest to give citizens the opportunity to participate in the project as well. This international music contest will run until May 2019. The proceeds of the ChangeOurGame song will go to the Cruyff Court project in #Belgium and the Organization of the victims in Brussels (50/50) and can be bought for a few euros via online platforms such as Spotify and iTunes. We hope that you will join in.
Johan Cruyff Foundation
The Johan Cruyff Foundations gets young people exercising so they can play together and grow in their development; because active children move up. Sports and play improves the fitness of the children, teaches them to get along, and helps them to develop. Through Cruyff Courts, Schoolplein14, and sports projects for children with a disability we want to motivate children to get active.
We help keep thousands of children all over the world active every week. The Johan Cruyff Foundation is supported by several partners: the Dutch National Postcode Lottery, AkzoNobel, Seacon Logistics, Unilever, COOP Supermarkets, and the People’s Postcode Lottery.
A Cruyff Court is an interpretation of the timeless neighbourhood football pitch, updated for the modern age: a place where people can come to incorporate principles like respect, health, integration, self-improvement, and playing together into their daily lives. There are more than 200 Cruyff Courts located across the world.
“Thanks to the victim support association, which will soon see the day, we wish to help the families of the lost or injured by bringing them some emotional support and most of all let them know that they are not alone. We wish to thank PlayandPeace for their support and generosity. 50 % of the benefits from the song will be donated to our association in order to help the victims.
From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU !”