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OneBeat Brings Global Collaboration to Albuquerque

Courtesy of OneBeat

  Albuquerque native Chris Marianetti, co-founder of Found Sound Nation, talks with Global Music host Megan Kamerick about OneBeat, a new model of cultural diplomacy that brings 25 musicians from 17 countries to the U.S. for one month. They work collaboratively to produce, compose and perform original music and develop strategies for social engagement through music.

They begin in California with a two-week residency, then go on tour, ending in Albuquerque, first for a jam session on October 30th at Sister Bar, then for the culmination at the Albuquerque Railyards on November 1, which will include art and video installations. Find out more about that event at 516 ARTS. Find out more about OneBeat online.

Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.