OneBeat Looking For Talented Musician Ages 19-35 From Barbados

Written by: Ana Lopez

OneBeat is an international music residency and exchange, sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. OneBeat brings musicians (ages 19-35) from around the world to the U.S. for one month each fall to collaboratively write, produce, and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement.

We’d love it if the Caribbean Entertainment Hub could help spread the word about our free application, open until September 15th, in Barbados.

After more than 10 years of OneBeat programs, we are excited to announce that we will now be running two OneBeat residencies each year, with a total of 50 accepted OneBeat Fellows. OneBeat 13 will run from April 2024 to May 2024, and OneBeat 14 will run from September – October 2024. We are looking for talented musicians (ages 19-35) from 54 countries and territories around the world to apply to our 2024 programs. You can find more detailed information here: https://1beat.org/ You can also read more about the application process via our FAQ.

OneBeat is accepting applications for two month-long U.S.-based music exchanges scheduled for the spring and fall of 2024. OneBeat 13 (April-May) & OneBeat 14 (September-October) will bring 50 total musicians (ages 19-35) from select countries to collaboratively write, produce and perform original music, and develop strategies for arts-based social engagement. Each session begins with a residency followed by a tour. OneBeat Fellows will perform for a wide array of American audiences, collaborate with local musicians, and lead workshops with youth. After the program, OneBeat musicians return to their home countries and communities to develop projects linked to mutually reinforcing networks of music-driven social enterprises.

We at Caribbean Entertainment Hub will be advocating for this program to be expanded to other Caribbean territories other than Barbados.

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