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United in One World Beat
One World Beat is about uniting musicians, bands and people in a network of concerts around the world to make a difference through music. Our goal is to do more than just sing about changing the world - we actually do it.

After four incredible events uniting thousands of musicians and music fans around the world we have decided to give our team a well deserved break. The fifth Global Music Festival will be a special event and we are looking forward to new partnerships and projects. If you have a great idea or concert that you would like to put under the One World Beat flag - contact us, we'll be happy to hear from you. In the meantime a HUGE thanks to all the event organizers, volunteers, partners, bands and artists who have made this great project happen in the past and will join us again in the future.

Global Music Festival - One World Beat 2006
The festival was great and we had people and musicians in 17 countries drumming in unity around the planet. Together they communicated a message of peace and hope: United in One World Beat. Go to the 2006 festival website...

News from around the world

UK: Fight to end homelessness boosted by concert  
Daylong concert brings Dirty Pretty Things out of the recording studio and onto the stage


USA: Child prodigy uses talent to help other children
Violinist headlines benefit concert in support of pediatric medicine

USA: Hot Stove Cool Music performers have a ball in lively charity event  
Baseball and rock combine as Peter Gammons Stars perform for a sellout crowd


Tibet: “Singing nun” performs from the heart to help causes 
Compassionate Buddhist singer gives all her profits to those less fortunate

USA: Aretha Franklin brings soul to charity cause
Activist singer lends support to Marfan sufferers in New York City


UK: Cancer Challenge Singers impress with Welsh renditions
Retiring music teacher stages final triumph in support of her cancer charity

USA: Superstar musicians bring out the fans while raising US$1.1 million for family farms
Twenty-one years after first concert, Farm Aid’s cause and music still rocks


Indonesia: Indonesian music rebuilds schools and bridges cultures
Classical composer Trisutji highlighted in charity concert series aiming to help those affected by natural disasters

  " Thank you OWB organizers -- for your inspiration, help and support ...Thank you for everything !!!" Egypt (CISV, Hoda El-Sherif and Mona Abd-El Aziz):

Switzerland: United Against Malaria concert in Geneva

Patrick Riley was on location for the United Against Malaria concert featuring Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel & Friends.
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Supporters & Believers
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Phil Collins
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Michelle Gayle
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Sheena Easton
The Cardigans
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Mark King
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Artists and bands - perform a gig for One World Beat
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MP3 and Music Fans!
One World Beat is working on an original web radio that will bring you new talents and bands, music samplers, MP3 songs and interviews from around the world. You are one of the thousands of music fans that are visiting the One World Beat website each month and we are asking for your support.
Help us to make it happen - thanks!

  From our web radio team in London:
Listen to our Web radio pilot: One World Beat MP3 Radio
  One World Beat announcement:
Listen to our brand new One World Beat MP3 sound


Global Music Festival 2005
Musicians united around the world

One World Beat Festival 2005, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Live Aid, made some electrifying history of its own: inspiring concerts in 29 nations, the return of artists who performed in 2003 and 2004, a global drumming event which took place in 11 countries simultaneously, the debut of One World Beat Radio, the development of an OWB film project, a record-company offer to help us package a benefit CD, branches starting in the UK and USA, new country entries (Denmark, Costa Rica), the decision to go "live" year-round (upcoming events planned for Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, and India). Read the story...


Give A Child A Chance
The One World Beat 2005 festival will focus on giving underprivileged children a future through education. Together with our two partner organizations Outside the Dream and Liberation Through Education we will help street kids and other vulnerable youngsters in Asia, Africa and Haiti. more...

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"You guys Rock."
Leigh Blake, Founder - Keep A Child Alive