Videography by Temujin Doran
Blinky Bill x Kyla-Rose Smith
Bill Sellanga (a.k.a Blinky Bill) is a Nairobi-based producer and songwriter. The frontman of pioneering African indie group Just a Band, Blinky Bill has collaborated with Red Bull Music Academy and was recently named a TEDGlobal Fellow. Blinky Bill talks with Found Sound Nation’s Kyla-Rose Smith about working with video directors, Kenya’s underrated music scene and how going solo made him more collaborative. Check out the full interview on our Medium page.
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.