|One Beat Festival|
What is 1beat?
OneBeatSM is an international music exchange that celebrates musical collaboration and social engagement through innovative people-to-people diplomacy. From September 10 – October 7, a group of exceptional young musicians from around the world will collaboratively write, record, produce, and perform original music in venues ranging from concert halls to city parks to rock clubs. In addition to creating new work, OneBeat Fellows will partner with community organizations, schools, and socially-engaged local musicians to offer workshops, performances, and public dialogues.
Which Musicians Represented Kenya
Kenya is a bastion of sports especially track races and marathons but what is now emerging is that Kenya is also rising as a cultural hub. This is evident in selection of three Kenyan musicians out of eight who represented Africa. The musicians who represented Kenya are;
- Nina Ogot: http://www.1beat.org/artists/nina-ogot/
- Muthoni the Drummer Queen: http://www.1beat.org/artists/muthoni-ndonga/ and
- Kato Change: http://www.1beat.org/artists/kato-change/
Other countries represented are Democratic Republic of Congo (with two musicians), Nigeria, Mozambique and Senegal each with one representative.
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This post was first published on NairobiNow