OneBeat Echoes – Strisvara
In September 2016, Arun Sivag and his team at TreeOnz launched a OneBeat-inspired creative collaboration residency with tribal, urban and international musicians called Strisvara. The aim of the program is to bring women together from these different backgrounds to build, create, perform and lead together, thereby supporting the careers of the individual musicians and launching collaborative projects for years to come. The program also celebrates the role of women in music, and explores this role from a tribal, urban and global lens. The first Strisvara program consisted of an 18-day residency and 4-day tour, where musicians from USA, Sweden, and Nepal joined musicians from urban India, and native women from the B.R. Hills in Karnataka, who are musicians but did not consider themselves professionals. Together, they created new compositions, recorded tracks, made videos, and performed for large audiences. The group also included 2013 OneBeat alumna Malabika Brahma, and friend of OneBeat Jenavieve Varga. […]
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).