OneBeat

OneBeat fellow Usman Riaz leads a flashmob performance of his piece Rukus at Walmart New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

OneBeat is a new international cultural exchange by the U.S. Department of State that celebrates the transformative power of the arts through the creation of original, inventive music, and people-to-people diplomacy. This year and next, around 30 exceptional young musicians from around the world will come together to write, produce, and perform new music. The group will also lead engagement events with local youth, and develop strategies for using music to make a positive impact on our local and global communities. OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and is produced by Found Sound Nation.

For more information about the OneBeat project - please visit 1beat.org

# vimeo.com/49936003 Uploaded 12K Plays 1 Comment

OneBeat

Found Sound Nation Plus

OneBeat is a music residency and tour program that brings together innovative young musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to collaboratively create and perform new music, and develop ways music can make a positive impact on our communities. Our…


+ More

OneBeat is a music residency and tour program that brings together innovative young musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to collaboratively create and perform new music, and develop ways music can make a positive impact on our communities. Our mission is to create a space for collaboration across cultural divides, so we invite musicians from all backgrounds: hip-hop, traditional, experimental, electronic, jazz, classical, sound and multimedia art, and more. Learn more at 1beat.org

OneBeatSM 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. OneBeat builds on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power” diplomacy. It embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools, including music, to bring people, especially youth, together for greater understanding.

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.