Found Sound Nation’s Nyokabi Kariuki talks to the second round recipients of OneBeat’s Accelerator Grant

2013 OneBeat Fellow Kasiva Mutua is an internationally touring drummer and percussionist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her electric performances reflect a panoply of influences, including afrobeat, zouk, samba, reggae and soul. …

Our alumni continue to share their musical talent boldly, even in a year plagued by challenges

by Nyokabi Kariuki

1. Kate NV (Russia) — ‘Room For The Moon’

Kate NV’s third album ‘Room For The Moon’ was recorded in her home studio in Moscow, drawing inspiration from “Russian children’s movies and television shows” (as she explains to Pitchfork) and even features samples from Found Sound Nation’s “broken orchestra” sample pack. …

Found Sound Nation’s Nyokabi Kariuki talks to the first round recipients of OneBeat’s Accelerator Grant

Blessing ‘Bled’ Chimanga, a 2014 OneBeat Fellow, is a percussionist and music educator from Zimbabwe, who has toured extensively throughout Africa, Asia and Europe. …

Found Sound Nation’s Nyokabi Kariuki talks to the first round recipients of OneBeat’s Accelerator Grant

Daniela Serna is a 2014 OneBeat Fellow. The Bogotá-based composer, percussionist, activist and sound artist is a part of Latin alternative band LADAMA, birthed at OneBeat. Their latest album, Oye Mujer, has been met with rave reviews. …

From New Orleans to Lucerne, Switzerland Co-Artistic Director Elena Moon Park reflects on a few key Found Sound Nation projects throughout the years

I was drawn to Found Sound Nation for many reasons: a chance to combine an interest in social justice with a lifelong background as a musician; an interest in breaking down hierarchies in music creation; a shared recognition of music and sound-making as an intrinsic human trait, to be celebrated…

Found Sound Nation’s Nyokabi Kariuki talks to the first round recipients of OneBeat’s Accelerator Grant

Jay Afrisando, a 2015 OneBeat Fellow, is an Indonesian composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist. With the OneBeat Accelerator Grant, Jay is running Festival Musik dalam Layar (On-Screen Music Festival), a virtual music festival featuring Indonesian artists in partnership with several Indonesia-based initiatives aiding musicians and artists financially affected by the pandemic.

As a Kenyan in the world of composition, my musical journey has involved discovering other African classical composers that came before me

As a Kenyan in the world of composition, part of my musical journey has involved discovering other African classical composers that came before me and who have paved the way for the many others after them. …

Found Sound Nation

Found Sound Nation is a collective that designs collaborative music projects. www.foundsoundnation.org

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