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.
February 18th is approaching, and we hope that you're making plans to join our friends in Miami at AFRIKIN: Healing Our Nation, the first of a series of events that will explore the condition of our nation. In addition to the world-class roster of entertainment, the event will include the speaker series, AFRIKIN: Talks to inform, empower, and provide human and capital resources to future generations of the diaspora.
The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is a high-intensity academic and leadership program designed for African secondary school students who have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies. YYAS brings together students from across Africa in this seven-day, residential program and introduces them to the demanding U.S. university application process and requirements. YYAS is an official program of Yale University.
OneBeat, a pioneering international network of leading artistic, technological, and social innovators in music are happy to announce that applications for OneBeat 2017 (their sixth year of the OneBeat international cultural exchange) are now open! Musicians between the ages of 19-35 years who live and work in any of the following countries are eligible to apply: