SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A STORY AND A DREAM
THERE IS A WHISPER OF ANOTHER WORLD
A DIFFERENT RHYTHM RISING
Nine Beats Collective is an international tribe of troubadours, poets, rebels, provocateurs, sages & activists on the trail of the ancient Bible sayings known as ‘the beatitudes’.
These ‘nine beats’ offer a nine-statement manifesto for a new world order. Hidden in plain sight and so often ignored, even by those who call themselves followers, they offer a radical alternative to the broken systems we’ve created. In them we hear the whispers of another world. A welcome not a weapon; tender not toxic, inviting not divisive. A call for a tribe of people to live life ‘nine beats to the bar’.
The project emerges in many forms. Across 3 continents, a group of world class musicians, artists, songwriters, theologians, activists & storytellers has collaborated on ‘Nine beats to the bar’ – a double album of songs that searches for the essence of the beatitudes. Memorable songs of awakening, lament, reflection and hope take the listener on a journey into the nine beats.
Coming soon: Ninefold Path resources, an invitation for communities to experiment with the wisdom of the 9 beats way.
These pages also offer regular articles, and stories from 9 beats friends around the world – as we follow on the trail of the beatitudes.
Watch the story of the Collective from the start…