OneBeat: Sound and Spirit
OneBeat musicians will explore how musical storytelling can change our relationship with our communities, our societies, and the natural environment. You'll hear haunting songs from Kyrgyz rising star Aisanna (link), gltichy beats from Jordan (Lama link), and screaming trumpet solos from South African trumpeter Mandla (link), all intertwined in heretofore unheard-of ways, while surrounded by immersive video projections.
Now in its sixth year, OneBeat is cultivating a pioneering international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy.