OneBeat is an international network of artistic, trailblazing innovators. Each year, OneBeat brings together 25 musicians (ages 19-35) from 17 countries to the U.S. for one month each fall to create collaborative, original music as a way to intertwine every members’ culture to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. OneBeat begins with an opening residency, when Fellows collaborate to create original material, record new musical ideas, and incubate their projects. OneBeat fellows then go on tour, performing for a wide array of American audiences, collaborating with local musicians, and leading workshops with youth. The 2017 event in Boise is being made possible by Treefort Music Fest, the City of Boise and many other local organizations. OneBeat is a public-private cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation.