In September 2015, Peni released her album ‘Bhumi’, which featured the track “Kidung Kinanthi,” which Peni recorded during OneBeat 2014 dedicated the memory of our friend Sri Joko. She invited Neil Chua to join her for her album launch in Jakarta, and the two have plans to continue developing and performing the “Mermaid Opera”, a piece developed during OneBeat, in Southeast Asia and beyond.
OneBeat 2015 Portrait – Bajram Kafu Kinolli
Bajram Kafu Kinolli is a vocalist and singer-songwriter from Kosovo: “I do believe in non-formal education. I’m doing that back home also. In my country, I’m trying to build an association of musicians that can affect society in a political way, because i believe if you are not part of the system, you cannot change the system.” This is the 1st in our series of video portraits featuring our OneBeat 2015 Fellows.
Follow On Projects
During OneBeat Istanbul, Fellows developed proposals for music-based projects. These six projects are currently underway: Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu & Fulya Uçanok Zayse and Fulya are collaborating on a project exploring urban regeneration / gentrification in Istanbul. In their words: “One of the main problems in Istanbul is the ever-increasing profit-based urban regeneration projects. These projects erase historical and current relationships of citizens and communities. In light of this issue, we wish to connect with local people in neighborhoods undergoing urban regeneration, aiming to document a collective memory and increase awareness.” Zayse and Fulya plan to document the soundscapes and landscapes of changing neighborhoods with sound recordings, videos/photographs, and audio interviews, ultimately creating an exhibition with this material. Audio interviews will feature stories of people who live or had to move from neighborhoods, exploring how their lives have changed, and what was gained or lost during the process. They will also work to […]