OneBeat

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.

Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is the residency site for the first two weeks of OneBeat and will house the first OneBeat showcase performances. ACA is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists. During the residency, Fellows will form new genre-bending ensembles, experiment with various compositional models, record in state of the art studios, and dream up innovative, site-specific music projects for spaces along the tour route along the east coast of the US.

For more information about 1Beat, the residency, and following tour, please visit 1beat.org

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OneBeat

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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…


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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.

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