The first public OneBeat performance of 2017, this show is a casual, heartfelt, and a bit of a rowdy mix of traditional tunes from around the world, group improvisations, and world premiers of works in progress. A celebration of connection with the community, some of the musical material will be inspired by youth music workshops in Sisters and Bend, and the improvisations will include local Oregon musicians. From the sublime to the sublimely funky, come expand your eyes and shake your feet.
OneBeat is an incubator for music-based social entrepreneurship, where innovative musicians from around the world launch collaborative projects designed to make a positive impact on local and global communities. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative music creation as a potent form of cultural diplomacy. READ MORE