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).
OneBeat 2016: Diego Bahamón + Martin Masakowski
During OneBeat 2016, Diego Bahamón (Bogotá, Colombia) and Martin Masakowsi (New Orleans, USA) formed an energetic duo that combines Diego’s virtuosic tiple melodies with Martin’s driving rhythms and percussive bass sounds. The duo recorded and performed a traditional joropo piece called “Entreverao” in an abandoned church on the west side of Chicago, IL. Filmed by Ora Dekornfeld and Souki Mehdaoui. Audio by Griffin Rodriguez.