OneBeat convenes innovative musicians from every region of the world in the U.S. for an exhilarating month of performances, discussions, interactive music-making events, and more. OneBeat grew out of a notion that musical collaboration is a uniquely powerful way to connect people across political and cultural barriers, and cultivates an international network of sonic change makers who practice music as civic engagement to promote resilient civil societies. OneBeat Fellows work with a diverse group of expert Collaborating Artists—including luminaries of classical music, hip-hop, jazz and more—to develop and deepen the scope of their collaborative work.
Fellows are life-long ambassadors for their communities and cities; their combined voices create original works and projects that speak to audiences across the globe. Musicians are selected not only on the basis of their musical talent, but also because of their leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and impact on their communities. OneBeat alumni have been speaking up for internet freedom, raising HIV/AIDS awareness and conducting outreach with street children in Africa, working on human rights and social inclusion for Roma people in EUR, opening community centers for youth in Africa, working to end violence towards women, and working towards reconciliation in the Middle East.