OneBeat Echoes – 1Beat Inhambane
In the spring of 2014, OneBeat 2012 Fellow Helio Vanimal took cues from the OneBeat program model to launch OneBeat Inhambane in Mozambique, with support from the US Embassy in Maputo. Helio and his team selected 10 young professional musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds from around Inhambane to collaborate together on original recordings, perform, and conduct workshops. Led by a team of experienced Inhambane-based musicians, the groups performed at the Provincial and National Festivals in Mozambique, produced an album of original music, and continue to collaborate together today. Visit OneBeat Inhambane’s Facebook page or Blogspot for more information
Neil Chua Creates “Memoirs. De Melodies”
Ruan player Neil Chua created and performed the collaborative concert “Memoirs. De Melodies 吟遊”, a project inspired by his time at OneBeat and supported by the U.S. Embassy of Singapore and the High Commission Of Malaysia, Singapore. “Memoirs. De Melodies吟遊” brought together multiple cultures and instruments via three highly accomplished instrumentalists, Neil Chua ( Ruan), Tang Xiao Feng ( Pipa ) and Liu Le ( Gu zheng ), as well as a performance by fellow OneBeat alumni from Indonesia, Peni Candrarini.