On February 11, Eva released a beautiful new album entitled “Lema Lema: Eva Salina Sings Saban Bajramovic“. Eva has been working on this album for three years, starting it right after her OneBeat experience, and she credits OneBeat for empowering her to make bolder artistic choices, which are reflected in this album. Eva was recently featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, where she talked about her dedication and love for this tradition of music, and her journey in making this album. Eva aims to collaborate with various OneBeat alumni in coming years, and has been talking ideas with Bajram Kinolli, Wael Jegham, and Anna Roberts-Gevalt.
Yorn’s Khmer Magic Music Bus
In 2012 OneBeat fellow Yorn Young (Cambodia 2013) traveled to Oddor Meanchey, an isolated area in northern Cambodia, with musician friends and a few American students. Along the way, the group stopped in villages to perform a series of spontaneous community concerts, which garnered an incredibly enthusiastic response. This suprised Yorn, as traditional culture had been all but eviscerated from the region during the era of the Khmer Rouge. Building on this experience, Yorn and his friends decided to create the Khmer Magic Music Bus, a project dedicated to bringing live music to people in different communities across Cambodia. In 2013, the group received funding to buy a 25-seat bus, which they decorated with bright, eye-catching blue and yellow paint. In February of 2014, OneBeat Fellow Sarah Alden (USA 2013) hopped on the bus for a series of cross-cultural performances, bringing a bit of her Brooklyn+Balkan+Appalachian fiddle magic to the Cambodian countryside. Since the bus […]