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.
OneBeat Echoes – Strisvara
In September 2016, Arun Sivag and his team at TreeOnz launched a OneBeat-inspired creative collaboration residency with tribal, urban and international musicians called Strisvara. The aim of the program is to bring women together from these different backgrounds to build, create, perform and lead together, thereby supporting the careers of the individual musicians and launching collaborative projects for years to come. The program also celebrates the role of women in music, and explores this role from a tribal, urban and global lens. The first Strisvara program consisted of an 18-day residency and 4-day tour, where musicians from USA, Sweden, and Nepal joined musicians from urban India, and native women from the B.R. Hills in Karnataka, who are musicians but did not consider themselves professionals. Together, they created new compositions, recorded tracks, made videos, and performed for large audiences. The group also included 2013 OneBeat alumna Malabika Brahma, and friend of OneBeat Jenavieve Varga. […]
OneBeat 2016: Pray
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. Filmed by Jacob Blumberg. Audio by Kyla-Rose Smith. Assisted by Carter McCall and Alexia Webster. Special thanks to Corey Morgan, Jr., Corey Morgan, Sr., Robert Martin, Sr. Terry Bertrand.