OneBeat 2018 at Timucua Arts- Friday, September 14th

Friday, September 14th, 2018
Atlantic Center For The Arts, Found Sound Nation,
Timucua Arts Foundation and The Civic Minded 5 present
OneBeat 2018
Timucua Arts
2000 S. Summerlin Ave, Orlando
7:00 pm doors, 7:30 concert
$10-$20 donation, reservations suggested, all ages welcome

Speaking on behalf of Timucua Arts Foundation and all of the cm5 crew, it’s always a fresh thrill to host a Found Sound Nation outreach event. Counting OneBeat and Dosti Music, this is concert number six at Timucua. Unlike the previous shows, this one happens very early in the two-week residency at Atlantic Center For The Arts. Rather than acting as a dress rehearsal for the U.S. tour, a missive from OneBeat explains the difference in this presentation, with the musicians in-process of the discovery phase:

“OneBeat, the celebrated musical-incubator returns to Timucua White House for a unique improvisatory style show. This inaugural OneBeat 2018 show will bring together 25 socially engaged musicians from 18 countries — in a rolling, spontaneous round-robin improv session as well as a series of intimate duo and trio performances. Come hear organic mashups of traditional songs from Mongolia, edgy electronica and intoxicating bass lines from Southern Africa, old-time foot percussion and Afro-Brazilian grooves!”  

OneBeat’s signature diversity is on display again with twenty countries represented and techniques from Folk to Futurism awaiting the most positive collisions.



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OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the groundbreaking New York-based music organization Bang On A Can’s Found Sound Nation.OneBeat inverts the standard approach to music diplomacy – touring an American band overseas – and focuses instead on providing the meeting place where musicians from around the world can collectively imagine new sonic universes and social realities.


Take part in the Timucua instant arts community created at each event by appearing willing – described by composer Anthony Braxton as the “friendly experiencer.” Timucua encourages a small plate dish and a bottle of wine for community distribution. We’ll see you there.

OneBeat US State Found Sound Bang On logo

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