OneBeat is an international cultural exchange that celebrates the transformative power of the arts through the creation of original, inventive music, and people-to-people diplomacy. The program consists of a two-week Residency, when Fellows create original material and develop workshop ideas to engage local communities, and a two-week Tour, when Fellows give performances, collaborate with local musicians and lead workshops with youth and communities groups. 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.

Its final show of the year, OneBeat 2013: Irondale — A Global Experiment in Light & Sound, will take place this Saturday in Fort Green at the Irondale Center at 8 PM.

This show partners with projection designers Nuit Blanche New York (NBNY) and features performances by the OneBeat crew (made up of 25 musicians from 16 countries) and Blitz The Ambassador. DJ sets will be curated by Dutty Artz with appearances by Diamond Terrifier, The Oracle DJs and Chief Boima.

Tickets to this not-to-be-missed event are available here.

Marisa Siegel lives, writes, & edits in Evanston, IL. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) & her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is out now from Burrow Press. Poems have recently appeared or are soon forthcoming in Voicemail Poems, Hobart, Autofocus, & Sweet: A Literary Confection. She is senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press, & editor-at-large for The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet & on Instagram at @marisaemily. More from this author →