OneBeat Istanbul

April 20 - May 1, 2016

OneBeat Istanbul brings together young socially-engaged musicians from Turkey’s many ethnic backgrounds and those temporarily fleeing conflict, with musicians from the U.S. to collaboratively invent music-driven projects that contribute to building resilient civil societies. During the 10-day program, OneBeat Istanbul fellows engage in a series of collaborative music endeavors, developing new musical works in pairs and small ensembles, and designing and leading youth engagement activities with a focus on young refugees and other marginalized communities. Fellows will also produce events throughout the city, culminating in a final showcase presenting original musical works and proposed ideas for future projects. OneBeat Istanbul empowers participants to become leading forces in their communities, employing their musical and entrepreneurial skills to address important issues such as combating discrimination, promoting democratic participation, women’s empowerment, creative economies, and youth education.

OneBeat Istanbul is a public/private initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Bilgi University Department of Music, and Found Sound Nation.

Sponsors & Supporters

U.S. State DepartmentFound Sound NationBang on a CanBilgi UniversityU.S. Consulate General Istanbul