OneBeat 2017 – Meet the Fellows!
Here they are! The OneBeat Fellows for 2017, from all over the world. Brilliant players and composers, each with a social justice connection to her or his homeland. For our sixth iteration of the OneBeat program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, we’ve selected adventurous artists from over 1200 applicants worldwide, comprising 17 countries, from Brazil to Jordan to Kazakhstan to Zimbabwe.
Follow the Fellows at 1beat.org.
The Fellows will convene September 20th and spend two weeks at the Pacific Northwest’s Caldera Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon. After an intensive residency spent creating original music and developing exciting new global projects, the Fellows will embark on a socially-engaged performing and educational tour across the Mountain West and Great Plains, stopping in Boise, Idaho, Jackson, Wyoming, and Fort Collins, Colorado. More details about our tour schedule and events coming soon!
Natallia Kunitskaya Producer, Singer-Songwriter Belarus
Rayhan Sudrajat Composer, Vocalist Indonesia
Aisaana Omorova Multi-Instrumentalist Kyrgyzstan
Paulo Sartori Composer, Multi-Instrumentalist Brazil
Munyaradzi Nyamarebvu Mbira Player, Singer-Songwriter Zimbabwe
Livia Mattos Accordion Player, Vocalist Brazil
Omma DJ, Producer Russia
Asma Ghanem Electronic Musician, Sound Artist Palestinian Territories
Mandla Mlangeni Composer, Trumpet Player South Africa
Johanna Amaya Conejo Composer, Percussionist Colombia
Courtney Anne Hartman Guitarist, Singer United States
Abbay Misganaw Rapper, Singer United States
Lama Zakharia Composer, Vocalist Jordan
Tokzhan Karatai Kobyz Player Kazakhstan
Mehdi Nassouli Composer, Guembri Player, Singer Morocco
Yu Hsin Chang Percussionist Taiwan
Elijah Jamal Producer United States
Yasmine El Baramawy Composer, Oud Player Egypt
Rapasa Otieno Nyatiti Player, Vocalist Kenya
Christopher Yepez Producer, Rapper United States
Hannah Fidler Bassist, Composer United States
Jan Kruzliak Violinist Slovak Republic
Mehdi Qamoum Composer, Guembri Player Morocco
Sergey Balashov Drummer, Percussionist Russia
Nonku Phiri Songwriter, Vocalist South Africa