In October 2015, Mitya, Blinky Bill, and Eva Salina joined together in Maine for the PopTech conference, which every year gathers 600 diverse thinkers and doers from around the world to share ideas and projects that are shaping our future. The trio was brought together for this special reunion by OneBeat Director Chris Marianetti, who has been a featured speaker at the PopTech conference for two years. See a video showcasing one of the multiple collaborative performances the group showcased at the conference: http://poptech.org/popcasts/blinky_bill_and_mitya
OneBeat 2016: Othnell + Mukta
Tabla player Mukta Raste and mbira player, percussionist, and vocalist Othnell Moyo combine their rhythmic talents in this special duo moment, filmed atop the New Orleans levee / park area affectionately known as The End of the World. The five percussionists in this year’s OneBeat program spent a lot of time together trading music and techniques, and even formed a percussion ensemble that was featured in several performances. Video and audio by Jacob Blumberg (masonjarmusic.com).