Fellow-to-Fellow: Ng Chor Guan x Youmna Saba
Ng Chor Guan (OneBeat 2015) is a composer and theremin player, and one of Malaysia’s most sought-after sound designers. Youmna Saba (OneBeat 2012) is a Beirut-based oud player, vocalist, and scholar. Fellow-to-Fellow is an ongoing interview series featuring in-depth discussions between OneBeat alumni. ** Youmna Saba: Why do you think it’s important for people from different cultures to share an experience through music? Ng Chor Guan: Music is universal language. We communicate through music much more easily without barrier. music moves people, music brings people together, music conveys messages, music inspires and leads our emotions. the multiple roles that music plays in one’s life is unpredictable. YS: What drives your own music-making? Why or how is collaboration important for you art? NCG: I hear music when I see things. composing is the path for me to translate my ideas and think into reality and convey the message to wider public. collaboration is important as I see […]
Eva Salina New Album Release
On February 11, Eva released a beautiful new album entitled “Lema Lema: Eva Salina Sings Saban Bajramovic“. Eva has been working on this album for three years, starting it right after her OneBeat experience, and she credits OneBeat for empowering her to make bolder artistic choices, which are reflected in this album. Eva was recently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, where she talked about her dedication and love for this tradition of music, and her journey in making this album. Eva aims to collaborate with various OneBeat alumni in coming years, and has been talking ideas with Bajram Kinolli, Wael Jegham, and Anna Roberts-Gevalt.