In the spring of 2014, OneBeat 2012 Fellow Helio Vanimal took cues from the OneBeat program model to launch OneBeat Inhambane in Mozambique, with support from the US Embassy in Maputo. Helio and his team selected 10 young professional musicians from a variety of musical backgrounds from around Inhambane to collaborate together on original recordings, perform, and conduct workshops. Led by a team of experienced Inhambane-based musicians, the groups performed at the Provincial and National Festivals in Mozambique, produced an album of original music, and continue to collaborate together today.
OneBeat 2016: Diego Bahamón + Martin Masakowski
During OneBeat 2016, Diego Bahamón (Bogotá, Colombia) and Martin Masakowsi (New Orleans, USA) formed an energetic duo that combines Diego’s virtuosic tiple melodies with Martin’s driving rhythms and percussive bass sounds. The duo recorded and performed a traditional joropo piece called “Entreverao” in an abandoned church on the west side of Chicago, IL. Filmed by Ora Dekornfeld and Souki Mehdaoui. Audio by Griffin Rodriguez.