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Blinky Bill [Just A Band] x Mpumi Mcata [BLK JKS] x OneBeat

Watch Blink Bill of Just A Band and BLK JKS' Mpumi Mcata perform at this year's OneBeat.


Earlier this year Just A Band's Blinky Bill and BLK JKS' Mpumi Mcata — two heavy Okayafrica favorites — took part in OneBeat, a one-month project that brings musicians from across the globe to the U.S. to collaborate, produce and perform original tracks. Mpumi wrote on the potential of the project as a catalyst for cross-cultural dialogue — the program took place in Florida near the site of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, which several musicians channeled as inspiration for their collaborations.

Watch the Mpumi-directed Trayvon tribute and Blinky Bill's dream-state "Lullaby" collaboration with a OneBeat fellow below. The program is now accepting applications for OneBeat 2014, due January 15, from a number of eligible countries (listed below).

>>> Apply to OneBeat 2014 here.

Eligible Countries for OneBeat 2014: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Fiji, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Venezuela, Zimbabwe

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