Photography by Hannah Devereux
Poetra Asantewa x Black Girls Glow
Ama Asantewa Diaka (Poetra Asantewa) is a rising star of the Ghanaian music and spoken word scene. Based in Accra, her deft lyricism and pointed social critiques, often paired with silky neo-soul beats, has attracted an international following; recently, her work has been presented by theGoethe-Institut Ghana and profiled by the BBC World Service. Check out the full article on our Medium page.
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 […]