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Kenyan Singers Can Apply for OneBeat 2013 Fellowship

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OneBeat, an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is inviting applications from Kenyan musicians aged between 19-35 for next year’s fellowship.

These musicians must demonstrate both an advanced proficiency in their musical work, an interest in cross-genre collaboration, and experience with or interest in developing strategies to use music as a way to improve their communities.

This is a chance for adventurous, socially-committed young musicians looking for a chance to collaborate with other like-minded musicians from around the world.

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OneBeat 2013 will take place from September 9 to October 6, and is divided into two segments; a residency and a tour. During the residency, they will spend two weeks at the Atlantic Centre for the Arts in central Florida, immersed in a process of collaborative music creation and experimentation.

During the two-week tour, OneBeat ensembles will collaborate with local musicians to give public performances and lead workshops with youth and community groups.

The fellows will also work with a diverse group of expert collaborating artistes including luminaries of classical music, hip-hop, jazz and more to develop and deepen the scope of their collaborative work.

Source:thestar.co.ke

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