Welcome to Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music, an exciting and forward-thinking new documentary based on Derek Beres’ 2005 book of the same name.
The Global Beat Fusion Project explores today’s converging world culture through music. Over the next years, the project will travel to Brazil, India, Morocco, Romania, and across the US, talking with some of the most creative and loved musicians from each culture. Asking the artists why they make music, what that music means to them personally and collectively, and how collaborations between musicians from different parts of the world bring humanity closer together.
Thematically, Global Beat Fusion suggests that by listening to a culture’s music you gain direct access to the soul of that culture. We tend to learn about other nations predominantly through major media sources, which tend to focus more on tragedies in those countries through an almost exclusively comparative lens. While politics, social philosophy, and religious ideology must be considered, the heart of a culture resides in its arts. Global Beat Fusion gets to the heart of the matter.
Another important theme looks at the computer as the world’s first global folk instrument. Never before have human beings around the globe created, distributed, and shared music on the same instrument. Considered commonplace today, from a sociological and mythological perspective, the speed and ease of technology offers a fresh and innovative trend, and has extensive consequences for how we communicate and relate to one another as a people.
While we’ve been filming and collecting interviews, live performances and other footage for years, we are now in the first stages of official production, and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT! Please help us make this film a reality and Kickstart it today.