OneBeat Music Event @ St Mark's Cathedral - presented by Abbey Arts & Found Sound Nation (TICKETS AT THE DOOR, 7PM)
Abbey Arts @ St Mark's Cathedral
Seattle, WA
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Saturday Nov 07, 2015 8:00 PM - Saturday Nov 07, 2015 10:00 PM | $1.00 - $15.00


OneBeat Music Event @ St Mark's Cathedral - presented by Abbey Arts & Found Sound Nation (TICKETS AT THE DOOR, 7PM)



Plus check out experimental sound projects pre-show 7-8pm around the space.

Bar opens 7pm in the lobby


"Global Resonance, an evening of reflective music featuring 25 musicians from 17 countries, in collaboration with Seattle artists"

OneBeat Global Resonance
St. Mark's Cathedral
1245 10th Avenue East, Seattle, WA
8pm show, 7pm doors and bar | $10 donation | free parking

NO CAMERAS with audible shutters due to acoustics of space.
ALL DEVICES must be silenced.


Presented by Abbey Arts, Compound, Umpqua Bank and Found Sound Nation

"This mostly-acoustic performance is the closing event of OneBeat:Seattle and features OneBeat artists with Afro-Folk singer Naomi Wachira and other guest performers using the gorgeous resonant space of St. Mark's Cathedral to perform freshly-minted songs and other original works that emerged from our month of collective music residency. The journey of 25 musicians from 17 countries is showcased this evening with a musical exploration on new aesthetic and political possibilities that celebrate our common humanity, reflect on the struggles behind us, and look forward to the long path ahead."

25 artists. 17 nations. 1 beat.

Artists of OneBeat

OneBeat:Seattle -- all events


Onebeat - "A United Nations of Music"  NY Times

"World Music Re-Imagined"  SF Weekly

OneBeat Video (YouTube video)

OneBeat Audio (SoundCloud mixtapes)

OneBeat and ONEBEAT2015: Seattle
OneBeat is a pioneering music diplomacy initiative from the U.S. Department of State that brings the world's brightest artists and musicians together for a dynamic one-month creative residency in the United States. The goal: promote cross-cultural collaboration between artists of diverse backgrounds, and demonstrate how it's possible to transcend boundaries of race, region, religion and politics through music.

Established in 2012, the program is produced by Found Sound Nation and since its first iteration, has hosted 82 musicians of varying aesthetics and artist vision from 35 countries, and produced performances in 20+ cities across the U.S., as well as 30+ public music education workshops and over 50 publicly available audio recordings through a unique system of portable crowd-sourced music creation called "street studios."

In 2015, after three years of successful programming, OneBeat is now launching its most ambitious endeavorONEBEAT2015: Seattle, a week-long collaboration with the City of Seattle designed to promote creative collaboration between the region's revolutionary music industry and OneBeat's global network of artists, and draw local audiences and organizations together via vibrant world music performances and educational events.

ONEBEAT2015: Seattle is scheduled to take place November 2nd-7th and features 20+ artists from more than 15 nations performing in four public events throughout the city, a series of educational workshops and curated performances with area schools, industry development events and spotlight collaborations with local artists, and street studios to produce a unique Seattle "mixtape"a lasting audio artifact of ONEBEAT2015: Seattle.

ONEBEAT2015: Seattle is produced with presenting support from the City of Seattle's Office of Film + Music and Office of Arts & Culture, participating support of EMP, Seattle Art Museum, World Affairs Council, Abbey Arts, Columbia City Theater and Creative Advantage, creative support of local artists.


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7:00pm doors open
8:00pm show start

All ages, BAR* w/ ID.
*Bar proceeds to Greening the Abbey Campaign managed by Church of the Apostles.

Quiet picnics welcome.

This event is part of the #Abbey10 Series celebrating ten years of community arts & music.
Event host: Andy Zook & Kathleen Le Coze


1245 10th Ave East on Capitol Hill
Free parking lot on site


To create a "giant living room" effect we offer an unusual concert experience with informal seating on the floor up front surrounding the stage and lots of pews, benches, and chairs around the space.  

We highly recommend you bring blankets and cushions to create a more comfortable experience whether sitting on the floor or seats.  Quiet and non-messy snacks/picnics are allowed. No outside alcohol please.

Please actually silence all devices. Turn off vibrate, rings, etc.
NO CAMERAS WITH MECHANICAL SHUTTERS  (This goes for Press too unless approved to shoot during applause only.)  That means silent digital cameras/photos are ok but we really recommend you enjoy most of the show through your own 'retina screens'.  

Anyone exhibiting loud or disruptive behavior during the event will be asked to leave.

Absolutely no talking during the performances please, this room is very live acoustically and everyone will hear you. :-)  We are unable to provide a separate room for viewing this event if you are not able to be silent, so please plan accordingly before purchasing tickets.  These shows are very very pin drop quiet so please consider that when deciding what ages are appropriate.  No cry room available at this venue and even voices in the lobby will be heard in the concert space.

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Abbey Arts is a Seattle nonprofit curating welcoming arts & cultural experiences for people of all ages & incomes.  Music, literary, visual, dance, storytelling, and more.  Nonprofit 501c3, non-religious events & programs. Since 2005.

Home venue: Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle
and the new Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave NW, Seattle

*Lineup subject to change, no refunds


Abbey Arts @ St Mark's Cathedral (View)
1245 10th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Global

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!