you for participating in One World Beat 2006
was a great event!
is some of the immediate feedback from the different
events around the world:
(JB Drum Circles, Maro Sakai):
Hi! This is Maro! in Roppongi JAPAN We had very
wonderful time. Thank You!
(Orbital Sound, James Wunderlich):
Thank you ever so much for allowing us the opportunity
to add our voice to One World Beat's Global
Music Festival 2006. Our small contribution
to the event is regarded as one of the best
ways we know of during the year to give something
back to the community that gives us so much.
Highlights of our event, including Pete Lockett's
(Pete has been voted #1 BEST LIVE PERCUSSIONIST
2005 by readers of Rhythm magazine and best
live percussionist 2005 on the international
drum site, www.mikedolbear.com) drum clip, will
be posted on the OS website throughout the month
of May. We are looking forward to next year
and hope to contribute even more! Again, we
wish to express our sincere gratitude to you
for this wonderful opportunity of joining with
you under the One World Beat banner to make
a difference with our music.
(Troupe Djembedon, Luis Kinugawa) :
Everything was recorded and filmed. We will
send samples to you, if you want. Just give
us the instructions for which address or way
to do it. We shared peace, love, happiness,
health, and community spirit, joinning our hands
and souls. Thanks for all the encouragement
and work. People didn4t believed what happened.
Neither do I!
and Tobago (East Port of Spain Council of Community
Organizations, Trevor McMeo):
The solidarity concert was great, [East Port
of Spain regional Complex] came alive with the
sound of the drum call followed by gospel, folk
performances, soca, rapso, r&b and more
artistes gave their support, and were glad to
be a part of OWB 2006. We will sending photos
and bios of artistes/musicians who participated
in the concert soon. Please check out these
sites www.triniview.com (Trinidad and Tobago
photo albums) and Cultural Centre www.trinisoca.com
(Trinidad and Tobago calypso, soca and Carnival,
we got some coverage there).
Zealand (Music Wairarapa Incorporated, Glyn
Hi there from New Zealand,
We had a great time drumming up a storm for
ONE WORLD BEAT in Carterton, New Zealand. We
gathered in a large semi circle in Carterton
Square with several PA systems linked. What
we learned from the experience was to listen
to each others voices And to enjoy the depth
of expression and richness of diversity.
We became like many parts of a tapestry and
Together rhythms and harmonies that hung in
The air and draped our smiling faces.
What we have begun with ONE WORLD BEAT we will
continue through www.myspace.com/wairarapamusic
and we look forward to building on the energy
of this years event to make it much bigger next
year. We hope to join arms with you then and
embrace this understanding that when minds
Agree to anything, there will be peace.
In 2007 we hope to inspire a nation of New Zealanders
to make the spiritual exodus
And the peace pilgrimage to Carterton.
As a membership (Music Wairarapa Incorporated)
we applaud you who have stood tall - And who
have raised your voices with us in this brief
moment in time.
Our home is your home and should your foot fall
upon our shores then
Our hearts will be open to gladly receive you.
The Team @ Wairarapa Music
(CISV, Hoda El-Sherif and Mona Abd-El Aziz):
you OWB organizers--Andy, Jodie and Janet (
and anyone else )--for your inspiration, help
and support ...Thank you for everything !!!
We had an amazing event here in Cairo, Egypt
(for the first time), we are already looking
forward to next year. Hope everyone around the
world from all the events had a great time !
For that one hour knowing that we were all doing
that same thing, sharing that one beat, at the
same time, feeling that same passion, wanting
to make this world a better place is an undescribable
feeling, it was like the world had a heart,
and that heart was beating hard and strong !!
you all, best of luck and have a great year!!
Thailand (The Blues Factory, David Withers):
This is David from The Blues Factory in Pattaya
Thailand. We held our One World One Beat concert
last night and although we didn't manage to
get any guest acts our 2 housebands provided
a great night. We have a charity already that
we'd like to give our proceeds to (about $700),
called The Amicus Foundation (http://www.amicusfoundation.org).