Jinda Kanjo is a vocalist originally from Kobanî, Syria and currently living in Turkey. During OneBeat Istanbul, Jinda led a workshop with displaced children from Syria, in partnership with Small Projects Istanbul.
Fellow-to-Fellow: Dahlak Brathwaite x Kyla Rose Smith
Dahlak Brathwaite (OneBeat 2014) is a hip hop artist using his abilities as a musician, actor, poet and educator within the transformational space of the theater. Kyla-Rose Smith (OneBeat 2014) is a Brooklyn/Cape Town-based violinist and organizer and a long-time member of legendary South African band Freshly Ground. Fellow-to-Fellow is an ongoing interview series featuring in-depth discussions between OneBeat alumni. *This interview was transcribed from audio. . Kyla-Rose Smith: Hi Dahlak! Dahlak Brathwaite: Are we on? KRS: We’re on! So why do you think it is important for people from different cultures to share an experience through music? DB: I think music gives us the opportunity to communicate sonically without it having to be quite understood. It leaves the potential for interpretation — in the way we are communicating, the gap between interpretation and expression is a little bit smaller. The potential of this process without the limitations of common language I think can be even […]
Mixtape – ‘Buryat Wedding Song’
Recorded live during OneBeat Russia, “Buryat Wedding Song” is a bittersweet ballad led by traditional vocalist and morin huur player Alexander Arkhincheev. Taken from the upcoming OneBeat Russia Mixtape, the track features a mesmerizing blend of Arkhincheev’s distinctive alto and overtone singing and includes accompaniment by Russian musicians Daryana Antipova, Marina Vishnyakova, and Andrey Dolgov. Listen to the track via Soundcloud. The OneBeat Russia Mixtape will be released this upcoming Friday, September 15th.