Caldera is honored to host OneBeat, a music diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, for unique workshops at The Museum at Warm Springs and a public performance in Sisters at the end of October.
OneBeat is comprised of 25 emerging musical leaders from around the world who are brought together as fellows for this pioneering music diplomacy program to build on the transcendent power of music to bring people together, foster greater understanding, and promote resilient civil societies.
“By sharing its community with our OneBeat fellows, Caldera is playing a vital role in our nation’s diplomacy,” said Julia Gómez-Nelson of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
As a national leader in both youth work and artist residencies, Caldera is uniquely positioned to host OneBeat during their residency in Central Oregon. Through Caldera’s pre-existing school relationships, OneBeat fellows will work with students from our Arts Partner middle schools, as well as the public. The workshops will be at The Museum at Warm Springs (2189 Highway 26, Warm Springs, OR 97761) and are free and open to the public from 4 – 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30.
OneBeat’s residency in Central Oregon will also include a public performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 30, at Sisters High School (1700 W. McKinney Butte Rd. Sisters, OR 97759). The performance is presented by Caldera and Sisters Folk Festival. Tickets for this performance are $10 for adults and $5 for youth. See the Facebook invite here and share with your friends.
Now in its fourth year, OneBeat is cultivating a groundbreaking international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music. An initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, OneBeat employs collaborative original music as a potent new form of cultural diplomacy. OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall 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. In a closing residency, each OneBeat musician sets out their plans for the future, developing projects in their home countries linked to a mutually-reinforcing network of music-driven social enterprises. Watch a short film about OneBeat here.
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