Entering its seventh year, a fellowship initiated by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and New York-based music and education nonprofit organization Found Sound Nation is offering an opportunity to musicians from around the world to visit the US for one month to work on original music and develop arts-based social engagement strategies.
OneBeat encourages all musicians aged 19 to 35 to apply, including those without formal musical training.
During the fellowship, the fellows will participate in a residency program where they can work on original material and record new music and then join a tour where they will perform in front of US audiences, as well as collaborate with local musicians and host youth-targeted workshops.
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Last year, Indonesian composer and vocalist Rayhan Sudjarat was among the OneBeat fellows. Hailing from Bandung, Rayhan is devoted to promoting traditional folk songs and organized a festival in Central Kalimantan in 2016 that encouraged exchanges between the rural Buntoi village and urban Indonesian musicians and artists.
The application for the fellowship is open until Feb. 9, while the program itself will run from Sept. 12 to Oct. 14. (rzf/kes)