A Transformative New
Music Initiative

Conceptualized and spearheaded by Sandeep Das, Transcending Borders One Note at a Time is a response to recent world events and a concerted effort to harness the transformative power of music to catalyze positive social change. Implemented through a variety of channels including talks/presentation, performances, and community engagement activities, the project aims to provide an artistic platform for dialogue about the importance of celebrating cultural diversity, empathizing with the perspectives of others, and recognizing all humanity as our global community.


Transcending Borders was launched in 2020 as part of the release of the HUM Ensemble’s debut album, Delhi to Damascus. The second initiative, Subah-e Kashi Shaam-e Shiraaz (“From Kashi in India to Shiraz in Iran”), supported by the Guggenheim Foundation, is currently in progress. In conjunction with these activities, Das has since been programming multimedia talks and activities based on TBONT goals at venues, community centers, and major universities throughout the U.S.