OneBeat Final Show

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Bijou Theatre

803 South Gay Street

Knoxville, TN 37902

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Big Ears Festival and OneBeat partner together to close out their month-long residency and US tour with a culminating concert extravaganza at the Bijou Theater at 7pm on Wednesday, October 9.

While the event is free and open to the public, capacity is limited and patrons are encouraged to guarantee their admission by donating at the provided ticket link.

OneBeat - a meeting of 25 incredible musicians hailing from 17 countries around the globe, bring their unique brand of collaborative performance and engagements to Knoxville for 3-days where they will host workshops, discussions and public performances.

This one-of-a-kind performance features organic mashups of traditional songs from Mongolia, edgy synthesizer sounds from China, intoxicating bass lines from Madagascar, old-time banjo playing and MCing from North Carolina, and Afro-Colombian grooves, all in a celebration of how music invigorates our local and global communities.

Here’s the story: OneBeat, a cultural exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation, is among the world’s leading global music diplomacy programs. From September 16 - October 12, 25 innovative and socially engaged musicians from 17 countries, ranging from Algeria to Cuba to Madagascar to the United States, will participate in a rigorous month of musical collaboration, public performances, installations, pop-up events and workshops.

OneBeat Fellows will present world premieres of their collaborative works in a series of performances, workshops, and interactive public events throughout the Southeast. This year’s eclectic musicians include: Rodney Barreto, one of Cuba’s leading jazz drummers and member of the Chucho Valdes Quintet; Nepalese multi-instrumentalist and film music composer Jason Kunwar; pioneering modular Chinese synth designer and sound-artist Meng Qi; Baltimore-based producer, educator and award-winning entrepreneur Kariz Marcel; and virtuosic young Mongolian Yatga player Oyuntuya Enkhbat.


“It makes so much sense to use music as a strategy to generate peace and cooperation. Found Sound Nation, our former Fellows and now our esteemed colleagues, have built through OneBeat a global community of young visionaries, based on a common belief - that music can open hearts, bridge differences and collaboratively create a better world. Were so fortunate that the U.S. Department of State supports these noble goals,” says Pulitzer Prize winning composer and co-founder of Bang on a Can, David Lang.

To read about all the OneBeat fellows, and see a full calender of events, visit www.1beat.org

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Knoxville, TN 37902

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