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.
OneBeat 2015 Overview
This October, the adventurous music-based diplomacy program OneBeat returns for its fourth year, convening innovative musicians from every region of the world to the U.S. for one exhilarating month of performances, discussions, interactive music-making events, and more. OneBeat grew out of a notion that musical collaboration is a uniquely powerful way to connect people across political and cultural barriers, which can in turn cultivate an international network of sonic changemakers who can make a powerful impact on their local and global communities. Over the last three OneBeat programs, we have brought together 82 artists from 35 countries around the world, performed for over 14,000 fans, collaborated with students, organizers, and artists in schools and community groups in 17 cities across the US, and developed inventive models for engaging talented people around the globe in creative collaboration. Tour Details Our fellows will kick things off at the artist studios and villa […]