Singer-Songwriters Bajram Kinolli (Kosovo) and Eleonora Gotopo Reyes (Venezueula), and OneBeat staff Nandi Plunkett and Chris Marianetti describe how OneBeat fellows collaboratively create new music by dividing into groups of various sizes and formats.
OneBeat Russia Overview
OneBeat Russia brings together eight socially-engaged musicians and four dancers from Russia and the United States to compose, create and perform original music, and explore ways that music-making can build community across cultural and geographic divides. OneBeat Russia is comprised of three one-week residencies, starting in the medieval city of Suzdal, continuing to Sviyazhsk Island and Kazan in Tatarstan, and ending with a week in Moscow, co-organized by GROUND Khodynka. Our one-of-a-kind ensemble will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Stravinsky’s ‘L’Histoire du Soldat,’ reimagining the work entirely while drawing inspiration from its original intent to use the power of myth and folk tales to bring art and music to people from all walks of life. Conversely, OneBeat Russia draws the sounds and stories of the public into the art world. In addition to performances and workshops, OneBeat Russia fellows and staff will produce original recordings, music videos, photos and social media to share the experience with […]
Strisvara celebrates women in music
Strisvara is a program created by 2015 alumnus Arun Sivag in Bangalore, aimed at empowering women through musical collaboration. This September, OneBeat 2015 alumnus 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. Strisvara 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 […]