Mark your calendar for an afternoon of music at Montalvo as we bring back a whole new group of musicians for OneBeat!
OneBeat begins with a two-week musical residency where OneBeat Fellows will collaborate to invent new musical works, record and produce tracks in custom-built mobile studios, design public engagement workshops, and meet with social entrepreneurs. The Residency is a time for Fellows to listen to one another's musical voices and to weave together their interests, histories, and skills into unique, original works.
The boundary-breaking fellows come from 17 different countries and territories—including the U.S., Russia, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Venezuela, and more. Each has a compelling story, and they range from experimental producers to deeply-rooted traditional virtuosi to indie-rockers and beyond.
This year’s roster includes artists such as Ng Chor Guan, a sound designer, composer, and environmentalist from Kuala Lampur, Malaysia; Samer Etienne Chami (aka Etyen), a producer on the forefront of Lebanon's experimental electronic music scene; Dragana Tomić, a vocalist and ethnomusicologist from Belgrade, Serbia; Vieux Cissokho, a Senegalese Griot musician specializing in the kora; and Katherine Suavita Niño, a circus performer and accordionist from Bogotá, Colombia, who works with communities affected by violence.
The festival is free to the public, and will feature individual and group performances throughout the afternoon and all around our scenic grounds. There will also be food trucks (confirmed so far are: Capelo's Barbecue, Little Green Cyclo, Oaxacan Kitchen Mobile, Siam Loco Wraps, and Cookies N Cream SJ), beer & wine, and a variety of interactive musical activities.