From the Congo to Panama, Beat Making Labs Creates Sustainable Music Studios in Unlikely Places From the Congo to Panama, Beat Making Labs Creates Sustainable Music Studios in Unlikely Places
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From the Congo to Panama, Beat Making Labs Creates Sustainable Music Studios in Unlikely Places

by Pierce Freelon

March 19, 2013

This is a new model for building musicians and community called Beat Making Lab, which will be documented every Wednesday on YouTube, in a new PBS Digital Studios web series. I will travel the world donating laptops and microphones to cultural centers and co-teach songwriting, sampling, and entrepreneurship.

In each location we will produce several short episodes, which will include music videos, documentaries, beat making tutorials, and feature our students and non-profit partners.
We are at the beginning of an inspiring journey. As a musician and professor I feel humbled by the opportunity to share some of my knowledge, and to learn from and collaborate with youth from around the world. I am also thrilled that PBS has provided us with a platform to share our stories with you. Please join us Wednesdays by subscribing to our YouTube channel and get ready for some hot beats!


 

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From the Congo to Panama, Beat Making Labs Creates Sustainable Music Studios in Unlikely Places