OneBeat selects 70 musicians from around the world for virtual exchange

Registration for the program is open until March 10

Brasilia, February 10, 2021: Registration for the OneBeat music exchange, promoted by the U.S. Department of Education and Culture, in partnership with Found Sound Nation of New York, is open until March 10. The program will digitally convene 70 musicians from up to 44 countries in two editions: July 12 to September 2 and September 20 to November 17, 2021. Over the course of 8-weeks, the program will investigate new forms of virtual collaboration, form ensembles to write, produce, and perform genre-defying work, attend virtual masterclasses, lead online workshops, and produce a streaming concert for the public.

Interested musicians must be between 19 and 35 years old, fluent in English, formal or non-formal training in any musical genre and who are mainly engaged in social projects. The program encourages the development of projects that explore innovations within a particular field of artistic engagement, digital media or technology. Those selected will receive a $1,500 honorarium as well as small subsidy for purchasing necessary audio equipment and enhanced internet connectivity. Interested parties should apply at the link:

The instrumentalist Lara Klaus from Pernambuco State ( and the singer-songwriter São Yantó from Bahia State ( are two great examples of Brazilians who were part of the program!

The program is open to musicians from 44 countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

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