Celebrating a Decade of Creative Achievement
For the past decade, OneBeat has redefined music diplomacy, bringing musical collaboration into civic discourse. OneBeat is inspiring a global network of young leaders who are using musical collaboration to encourage meaningful cross-cultural dialogue, rejuvenate local economies, inspire youth, and help build more egalitarian and harmonious societies.
On October 17, twenty five all-star alumni travel to New Mexico for OneBeat X, a three-week residency, to kick off celebrations for OneBeat’s 10th anniversary. Hailing from 15 countries, fellows immerse themselves in Taos’ landscape to connect with educators and students, indigenous communities and oral historians, environmentalists and naturalists, artists and entrepreneurs around themes of land and ancestry. OneBeat X culminates in an exciting half-day festival at the Albuquerque Railyards on Saturday, November 5.
- 408 Fellows
- 65 Countries
- Fellows' Countries & Territories:
- Congo - Kinshasa
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Myanmar [Burma]
- Palestinian Territories
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United States
- 167 Events
- 600,000 + Audience Members
- $1,635,000 Raised By Alumni
OneBeat programs have touched down in 11 countries and 46 cities, produced 135 concerts, and worked with 150 partner organizations to create educational youth workshops, creative collaborations, panel discussions and popup events.
OneBeat-inspired Projects Around the Globe
PPS ’12 & Sunu Kaddu
During OneBeat 2012, Senegalese MC and activist Paul Pissety Sagna, aka PPS, was deeply inspired by his experience at OneBeat to realize his dream of a creating a youth center and recording studio in his hometown outside Dakar, Senegal.
Daniela Serna ’14 & LADAMA
In the fall of 2014, founding members of LADAMA – Lara Klaus (Brazil), Daniela Serna (Colombia), Maria Gonzalez (Venezuela), and Sara Lucas (USA), and met at OneBeat and uncovered a common dream of building communities through sound and empowering women and youth through music.
“What I have discovered through this project is how close you become with people just through the gift of music. You share that gift with someone else, and that exchange is the most amazing dialogue anyone can have with anyone else.”
– Samer Etienne, Lebanon
“OneBeat was sincerely one of the deepest experiences of my life, one that shifted the plates of my foundation both as a creator and human.”
– Courtney Hartman ’17. USA
Music & Stories from the OneBeat Community
The OneBeat Podcast
A monthly show featuring interviews and stories from the world of OneBeat. The series invites listeners into the lives of OneBeat alumni, exploring their creative process, musical communities, and socially engaged practices
OneBeat Virtual Gallery
An online space that explores new forms of virtual collaboration and showcases digital works by Fellows from OneBeat Virtual 1-3, designed in collaboration with Indonesian multi-media artist Jett Ilagan.