OneBeat 2013 Live September 14 2013
OneBeat 2013 to perform at Arts on Douglas on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7: 30 pm.
From the Found Sound Nation website:
OneBeat is an international cultural exchange that celebrates the transformative power of the arts through the creation of original, inventive music, and people-to-people diplomacy. More than a performance program, OneBeat balances three principles: dialogue, creation, and social engagement to foster mutual understanding and cooperation among citizens of the world. By giving international artists from abroad and the United States creative opportunities to interact, OneBeat furthers these vital goals, one unexpected musical piece at a time. OneBeat is a musical journey like no other. It is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, create new musical combinations, push the boundaries of music technology, and find ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity. OneBeat endeavors to be the nexus of a new way of thinking about how music can connect people from across the world and around the block.
OneBeat consists of a two-week Residency, when Fellows create original material and develop workshop ideas to engage local communities, and a two-week Tour, when Fellows give performances, collaborate with local musicians and lead workshops with youth and communities groups. OneBeat Fellows work with a diverse group of expert Collaborating Artists—including luminaries of classical music, hip-hop, jazz and more—to develop and deepen the scope of their collaborative work.
In 2012, 32 musicians (ages 19-35) from 21 countries gave 17 public performances for more than 3000 people, conducted a dozen workshops for more than 1000 participants, and appeared in 500 photos, 75 original short films and dozens of recorded tracks. In the fall of 2013, 25 musicians from around the world will come together in the U.S. for four weeks to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop ways that music can make a positive impact on our local and global communities
OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Bureau supports U.S. foreign policy by fostering mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges that engage women, youth, underserved communities, educators, artists, athletes, and rising leaders in the U.S. and more than 160 countries.
One BeatSM is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.