Nine Beats Collective

A project has been emerging in the background for quite some while.

At its helm is long time collaborator Steve Bassett supported by OSBD former chair Rob Taylor.

And we are super excited that OSBD will be partnering to help create some distinct films with them.

The NINE BEATS Collective has come together to make a soundscape of songs, instrumentals and spoken word that explores the ancient wisdom known as ‘The Beatitudes’. These words speak about another world being possible, another way of being human: in these turbulent times, could they actually offer us steps to a new reality? NINE BEATS explores these powerful notions — and presents them back to the culture around us through music and art.

“The arts and theology and spiritual formation are really great conversation partners because … we’re invited to question the assumptions of the systems that we are part of … they point out that the emperor has no clothes on and then invoke the possibility of newness to come … there’s a longing inside of us for another world, something better than what’s here right now … the Beatitudes invite us in to that possibility and say there is a new way to be human, another world is possible.” Mark Scandrette — author & speaker

Amongst the musicians is the world renowned guitarist (and now also a minister in the USA) Caleb Quaye who has played and recorded with Elton John, Hall & Oates, Mick Jagger and many more. The project is being produced by Tony Bean, founder of MOBO winners 5AM.

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