OneBeat is bringing their cross-cultural music project to Boise! Join us on October 10th & 11th to see what happens when artists from around the world collaborate with each other and their audience.
What is OneBeat?
OneBeat is an international network of artistic, trailblazing innovators. Each year, OneBeat brings together 25 musicians (ages 19-35) from 17 countries to the U.S. for one month each fall to create collaborative, original music as a way to intertwine every members’ culture to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. OneBeat begins with an opening residency, when Fellows collaborate to create original material, record new musical ideas, and incubate their projects. OneBeat fellows then go on tour, performing for a wide array of American audiences, collaborating with local musicians, and leading workshops with youth. The 2017 event in Boise is being made possible by Treefort Music Fest, the City of Boise and many other local organizations. OneBeat is a public-private cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.
OneBeat is a musical journey like no other. It is a chance for adventurous musicians from an incredible diversity of traditions to seek common ground, create new musical combinations, push the boundaries of music technology, and find ways to involve all members of society in the process of musical creativity. OneBeat endeavors to be the nexus of a new way of thinking about how music can help us collectively build healthy communities, prosperous societies, and a more peaceful world.
The OneBeat crew will be performing and teaching in Boise October 10th & 11th.
Make sure to check out these events!
7:00 PM – SONGS AND STORIES OF MIGRATION AT THE LINEN BUILDING
5:30 PM – POP UP: AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE AT THE RECORD EXCHANGE
6:30 PM – MOTION-BASED PERFORMANCE AT RHODES SKATE PARK
8:00 PM – CELEBRATION OF LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY AT THE OLYMPIC
PRESS CONFERENCE | 3:00PM
OneBeat will meet with Boise Mayor Dave Bieter at 3:00 pm for a press conference and welcoming ceremony at Boise City Hall, Downtown Lobby. They will then host some workshops at Boise Rock School.
SONGS AND STORIES OF MIGRATION | 7:30-9:30PM
Together with GlobalLounge, the first big event happens 7:00 pm at The Linen Building: Songs and Stories of Migration. Join the global musicians of OneBeat and local artists for an evening of songs and stories exploring migration and diasporic movement.
Potluck dishes are encouraged, all ages welcome! This event is free with a suggested donation.
OneBeat will continue to engage with our community throughout the day and into the evening.
POP UP: AN INTIMATE PERFORMANCE | 5:30-8:30PM
Join our OneBeat fellows who will present an impromptu pop-up performance inside Idaho’s largest independent music store, The Record Exchange, at 5:30 pm. This event is free and all ages are welcome.
MOTION-BASED PERFORMANCE | 6:30-7:30PM
Working with local skateboarders, OneBeat fellows lead a motion-based performance in Boise’s infamous Rhodes Skate Park at 6:30 pm. This event is free and all ages are welcome.
CELEBRATION OF LOCAL AND GLOBAL COMMUNITY | 8:30-11PM
Get down with the entire globe at the Olympic. Hear an organic mashup of traditional song from Kyrgyzstan, edgy pop from South Africa, politically charged electronic music from Jordan, and Chicago hip hop, in a celebration of how music can invigorate our local and global communities. This show will feature a song created with youth at the Boise Rock School in the two days preceding the show. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and available online here or at the Record Exchange.