Found Sound Nation ( is a team of composers, producers, and musicians who design and lead socially-engaged music projects.  In locations ranging from detention centers in the Bronx to music festivals in Zimbabwe, Italy and Switzerland, Found Sound Nation draws upon the expressive power of music, audio, and video production to give voice to underrepresented communities, unlock the creative potential of youth, and build bridges between communities separated by cultures, economic disparities, and geography. FSN's work emphasizes a mobile, accessible and collaborative way of recording and producing professional quality music, engaging with local musicians and utilizing sounds found in different local environments.  Found Sound Nation was recently awarded a PopTech Social Innovations Fellowship and received the One Beat grant from the US Department of State's Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs to develop an international music exchange program.