This trio came together during our residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts to create this powerful song. Filmed in the 9th ward neighborhood of New Orleans, MC Ricardo Nigaglioni (Luss), Kamerum el Akademico, and harpist Jennifer Ellis join a group of residents, young and old, to share a moment of music and reflection.
This summer OneBeat 2012 Fellow Helio Vanimal led the first installment of 1Beat Inhambane, an artist collective that brought together 10 young, talented musicians from around the Inhambane province of Mozambique to create original, collaborative music. Led by Helio and a team of six experienced musicians, composers and producers, 1Beat Inhambane is inspired by Helio’s fruitful experience collaborating with musicians from around the world in OneBeat 2012. The selected musicians of 1Beat Inhambane each brought their unique style and experience to the collective, resulting in a set of 15 original tunes, all relating to cultural life in the Inhambane province, that combine a pop sensibility with traditional Mozambican elements and a touch of electronics. In creating 1Beat Inhambane, Helio and his team aim to promote the talents of these musicians through performances, workshops, and an audio mixtape, one that they hope will help sustain the project by creating a potential […]