OneBeat​ ​Creates​ ​Global​ ​Connections​ ​Through​ ​Music

OneBeat Fort Collins

In​ ​a​ ​world​ ​that​ ​sometimes​ ​feels​ ​vast​ ​and​ ​divisive,​ ​music​ ​gives​ ​us​ ​a​ ​shared​ ​language​ ​of experience​ ​and​ ​emotion,​ ​and​ ​can​ ​make​ ​communication​ ​across​ ​cultures​ ​as​ ​easy​ ​as​ ​1,​ ​2,​ ​3,​ ​4. From​ ​October​ ​15​ ​-​ ​22,​ ​Fort​ ​Collins​ ​will​ ​welcome​ ​​OneBeat​,​ ​featuring​ ​25​ ​musicians​ ​from​ ​17 different​ ​countries​ ​who​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​the​ ​community​ ​through​ ​performances,​ ​interactive installations,​ ​workshops,​ ​demonstrations​ ​and​ ​conversations​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​find​ ​common​ ​ground. OneBeat​ Fort Collins ​events​ ​abound​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​week,​ ​with​ ​many​ ​centered​ ​within​ ​the​ ​​Downtown​ ​Fort Collins​ ​Creative​ ​District​,​ ​and​ ​Fort​ ​Collins​ ​visitors​ ​and​ ​residents​ ​alike​ ​are​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​participate. Activities​ ​range​ ​from​ ​concerts​ ​and​ ​immersive​ ​sound​ ​explorations​ ​to​ ​a​ ​specially​ ​curated​ ​film series​ ​highlighting​ ​the​ ​power​ ​of​ ​music​ ​to​ ​strengthen​ ​communities.​ ​​The​ ​Music​ ​District​​ ​will​ ​act​ ​as a​ ​host,​ ​home​ ​base​ ​and​ ​workspace​ ​for​ ​OneBeat.​ ​All​ ​OneBeat​ ​Fort​ ​Collins public​ ​events​​ ​are free​ ​or​ ​donation-based,​ ​and​ ​families​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​attend. 

Explore​ ​the​ ​Ouroborium

Step​ ​into​ ​a​ ​sonic​ ​dome​ ​and​ ​become​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​multi-person​ ​instrument,​ ​as​ ​you​ ​experiment​ ​with sound​ ​and​ ​learn​ ​how​ ​listening​ ​can​ ​help​ ​you​ ​transform​ ​noise​ ​into​ ​a​ ​cohesive​ ​creation​ ​together. No​ ​musical​ ​experience​ ​needed!

PLAY
Downtown​ ​Artery,​ ​252​ ​Linden​ ​Street
Wed.​ ​October​ ​18,​ ​2P​ ​-​ ​6P
Thu.​ ​October​ ​19,​ ​2P​ ​-​ ​6P
Sat.​ ​October​ ​21,​ ​11A​ ​-​ ​3P

OneBeat​ ​Movie​ ​Nights 

See​ ​how​ ​music​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​bridge​ ​across​ ​cultural​ ​divides​ ​and​ ​a​ ​catalyst​ ​for​ ​change​ ​through​ ​a series​ ​of​ ​documentary​ ​films​ ​shown​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​week.​ ​OneBeat​ ​musicians​ ​perform​ ​an​ ​original live​ ​score​ ​for​ ​the​ ​film​ ​on​ ​the​ ​final​ ​night​ ​of​ ​the​ ​movie​ ​series.​ ​OneBeat​ ​Movie​ ​Nights​ ​are​ ​presented by​ ​​Create​ ​Places​​ ​and​ ​The​ ​Music​ ​District.​ ​RSVP​ ​for​ ​OneBeat​ ​Movie​ ​Nights​ ​at themusicdistrict.org​.

WATCH
The​ ​Music​ ​District​,​ ​639​ ​S.​ ​College​ ​Avenue
Tue.​ ​October​ ​17,​ ​6:30P​ ​|​ ​​Beats​ ​ of​ ​ the​ ​ Antono​ v​ ​-and-​ ​​Joe’s​ ​ Violin
Wed.​ ​October​ ​18,​ ​8:00P​ ​|​ ​​Quest
Thu.​ ​October​ ​19,​ ​8:30P​ ​|​​ ​ Rumble

The​ ​Armory​,​ ​314​ ​E.​ ​Mountain​ ​Avenue
Fri.​ ​October​ ​20,​ ​7:00P​ ​doors​ ​|​ ​​Koyaanisqatsi:​ ​ Life​ ​ Out​ ​ of​ ​ Balance​ ​​ (OneBeat​ ​original​ ​live​ ​score)

OneBeat Fort Collins

Music​ ​and​ ​Sound​ ​Around​ ​Town

OneBeat​ ​brings​ ​together​ ​world-class​ ​musicians​ ​from​ ​Brazil,​ ​Zimbabwe,​ ​Russia,​ ​Indonesia, Jordan,​ ​Morocco,​ ​Kyrgyzstan,​ ​and​ ​10​ ​other​ ​countries​ ​including​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​(with​ ​local Loveland​ ​musician​ ​Courtney​ ​Hartman​ ​joining​ ​the​ ​25​ ​OneBeat​ ​artists​ ​for​ ​this​ ​tour).​ ​Experience the​ ​global​ ​talent​ ​through​ ​a​ ​series​ ​of​ ​concerts​ ​and​ ​live​ ​performances​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​week.

HEAR
Organ​ ​Recital​ ​Hall,​ ​CSU​ ​University​ ​Center​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arts,​ ​1400​ ​Remington​ ​Street
Fri.​ ​October​ ​20,​ ​5:00P​ ​|​ ​Collaboration​ ​with​ ​CSU​ ​Students

Downtown​ ​Artery,​ ​252​ ​Linden​ ​Street 
Fri.​ ​October​ ​20,​ ​10:00​ ​P​ ​|​ ​OneBeat:​ ​Sound​ ​and​ ​Spirit

Downtown​ ​Fort​ ​Collins,​ ​various​ ​Linden​ ​Street​ ​locations
Sat.​ ​October​ ​21,​ ​11:00A​ ​|​ ​Playtronica​ ​Art​ ​Lab​ ​and​ ​Street​ ​Studio

The​ ​Armory,​ ​314​ ​E.​ ​Mountain​ ​Avenue
Sat.​ ​October​ ​21,​ ​6:00P​ ​doors​ ​|​ ​OneBeat:​ ​Closing​ ​Performance

Hear OneBeat

Talk​ ​to​ ​Strangers,​ ​Make​ ​Friends

Meet​ ​OneBeat​ ​musicians​ ​and​ ​engage​ ​in​ ​dialogue​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​week​ ​as​ ​we​ ​discuss​ ​and demonstrate​ ​music’s​ ​role​ ​in​ ​building​ ​resilient,​ ​connected​ ​communities.​ ​OneBeat​ ​is​ ​a​ ​cultural diplomacy​ ​initiative​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​U.S.​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​State’s​ ​Bureau​ ​of​ ​Educational​ ​and​ ​Cultural​ ​Affairs, and​ ​Bang​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Can’s​ ​​Found​ ​Sound​ ​Nation,​ ​and​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​2017​ ​​FoCo​ ​Book​ ​Fest Writings​ ​ &​ ​ Riffs​ ​​ programming​ ​during​ ​their​ ​stay​ ​in​ ​Fort​ ​Collins.

LEARN

The​ ​Music​ ​District,​ ​639​ ​S.​ ​College​ ​Avenue
Tue.​ ​October​ ​17,​ ​11:00A​ ​|​ ​Musician’s​ ​Help​ ​Desk
Sat.​ ​October​ ​21,​ ​2:30P​ ​|​ ​​FoCo​ ​Book​ ​Fest:​ ​Rhymin’​ ​-​ ​Hip​ ​Hop​ ​Poetry

Lincoln​ ​Center​ ​Magnolia​ ​Theatre
Thu.​ ​October​ ​19,​ ​7:30P​ ​|​ ​Listen​ ​Global,​ ​Act​ ​Local​ ​-​ ​a​ ​conversation​ ​with​ ​OneBeat

Wolverine​ ​Farm​ ​Letterpress​ ​&​ ​Publick​ ​House​,​ ​316​ ​Willow​ ​Street
Sat.​ ​October​ ​21,​ ​12:00P​ ​|​ ​​FoCo​ ​Book​ ​Fest:​ ​Social​ ​Vibes​ ​-​ ​A​ ​Sign​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Times

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