I am very happy to be publishing this story right now. The OneBeat program does so much to open people to the idea of cultures working together without fear to create something new and wonderful. In a world of possibilities, we have to stay focused on the positives.
As I mentioned before, OneBeat is currently accepting applications at http://1beat.org/apply/ - if you have any interest at all in an amazing adventure of cultural and musical significance, please consider taking a look.
I must point out that I used many photos as reference for this story, most of them from OneBeat and Found Sound Nation. Since OneBeat lists Hannah Devereux as their photographer, I assume that she created most if not all of these. To her my thanks and apologies for my crude scratchings - please visit the site to see some amazing photos and portraits. http://1beat.org/