OneBeat Alumni Spotlights December 2015: Kyla-Rose Smith, Aquil Charlton and Sanaya Ardeshir
In our December 2015 OneBeat Alumni Spotlights, we feature projects and news that showcase our alumni actively engaging with their communities and making a difference through music and art. Kyla-Rose Smith – Hear Be Dragons OneBeat 2014 Fellow This past spring, Kyla-Rose Smith designed and led Hear Be Dragons, a community-based education and creative arts initiative designed to bring together young people to map the sonic landscape of their lives. The core of the project was a series of workshops in Cape Town, South Africa and Brooklyn, where groups of participants (ages 18-22 years old) investigate the ways in which sound and the urban environment influence our quality of life, our perception of history and memory, and our notions of identity, place and time. Through audio recordings and conversations around neighborhood identity, each group developed a set of original sound pieces or songs, eventually […]
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.