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Beat Making Lab

Beat Making Lab
We build studios in cultural centers around the world and train youth musicians in the art of beat making. Follow our adventures with new episodes here every Wednesday. Find us on Facebook at beatmakinglab, or chat us up on Twitter @beatmakinglab.
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Latest Episodes

Barry White on Making Love Air date: 01-07-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365216165/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A lost interview with Barry White, reanimated by Blank on Blank. /episodes/get/12326 /episode/12326 Beat Making Lab: Barry White on Making Love /episode-player/12326
#FijiChallenge w/ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer Air date: 08-21-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073569/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Walshy Fire plays you a Fijian Chant, Apple Juice Kid tells you the basics of Moombahton, we play the winning beat from the Senegal Challenge, and you get a chance to be featured on Mad Decent and Beat Making Lab via ETC!ETC!. /episodes/get/10180 /episode/10180 Beat Making Lab: #FijiChallenge w/ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer /episode-player/10180
Sampling w/ Flip Flops and Ski Beatz Air date: 08-15-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073101/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A man in Fiji hits a PVC pipe with a flip flop, that sound meets a 17-year-old drummer in North Carolina. A beat is created. And around it all, Platinum selling producer Ski Beatz (producer for Jay Z, Camp Lo and Jay Electronica) lets us know why he even samples in the first place. /episodes/get/10152 /episode/10152 Beat Making Lab: Sampling w/ Flip Flops and Ski Beatz /episode-player/10152
Trapped In Paradise Air date: 07-31-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073059/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Welcome to Fiji. Local rapper/producer Dave Lavaki (aka Mr. Grin) explains how they are building a scene 8000 miles away from the music industry. /episodes/get/10153 /episode/10153 Beat Making Lab: Trapped In Paradise /episode-player/10153
Heartbeats of Fiji Air date: 07-24-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365073042/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Ben is searching for purpose. Masi is following a dream. From separate islands, yet connected through Hip Hop and Electronic music production, their paths crossed at the Fiji Beat Making Lab. /episodes/get/10154 /episode/10154 Beat Making Lab: Heartbeats of Fiji /episode-player/10154
Behind The Beat: First Beat Making Lab (2011) Air date: 07-17-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365070381/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The first Beat Making Lab was launched at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Fall semester of 2011, as a 3 credit hour course in the music department founded by Dr. Mark Katz (now the chair of the music department) and Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid). This episode, shot and edited by UNC student Jon... /episodes/get/10125 /episode/10125 Beat Making Lab: Behind The Beat: First Beat Making Lab (2011) /episode-player/10125
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Cho Cho Cho (Music Video) filmed in Goma, Congo
Cho Cho Cho is the first song and music video produced and written by the youth of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Created in a Beat Making Lab, the song was inspired by a popular call-and-response chant in Goma, and the video was filmed during Yole!Africa's SKIFF Festival dance competition.
Air date: 03/20/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365065495/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Cho Cho Cho is the first song and music video produced and written by the youth of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Created in a Beat Making Lab, the song was inspired by a popular call-and-response chant in Goma, and the video was filmed during Yole!Africa's SKIFF Festival dance competition. /episodes/get/10071 /episode/10071 Beat Making Lab: Cho Cho Cho (Music Video) filmed in Goma, Congo /episode-player/10071
What's In the Backpack?
A Beat Making Lab is an electronic music studio small enough to fit in a backpack. We build Labs in collaboration with communities all around the world; donating laptops, microphones, software and other equipment. From our first Beat Making Lab in DR-Congo, producer Apple Juice Kid reaches into the...
Air date: 03/27/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365065547/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false A Beat Making Lab is an electronic music studio small enough to fit in a backpack. We build Labs in collaboration with communities all around the world; donating laptops, microphones, software and other equipment. From our first Beat Making Lab in DR-Congo, producer Apple Juice Kid reaches into the... /episodes/get/10070 /episode/10070 Beat Making Lab: What's In the Backpack? /episode-player/10070
Exclusive Zenga (Music Video) by Flamme Kapaya
Zenga, is a global dance anthem by Congolese maverick guitarist Flamme Kapaya, produced by Apple Juice Kid. Created in a Beat Making Lab, the song and video were created during Yole!Africa's SKIFF Festival. Zenga is part of a free EP called "Amani Goma" released by Latino Resiste/Mal Dicen/ARTVSM...
Air date: 04/03/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365065550/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Zenga, is a global dance anthem by Congolese maverick guitarist Flamme Kapaya, produced by Apple Juice Kid. Created in a Beat Making Lab, the song and video were created during Yole!Africa's SKIFF Festival. Zenga is part of a free EP called "Amani Goma" released by Latino Resiste/Mal Dicen/ARTVSM... /episodes/get/10069 /episode/10069 Beat Making Lab: Exclusive Zenga (Music Video) by Flamme Kapaya /episode-player/10069
Panama: Meet the Kids Behind the Beats
Yaci, Osvaldo and Darin - three Panamanian youth - go from cowbell to MPC while learning the skills to become beat makers. Check us out Wednesdays for more stories, and beats from Panamanian festivals, schools and prisons. In Portobelo, Panama a Beat Making Lab was established at La Escuelita Del...
Air date: 04/10/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365065585/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Yaci, Osvaldo and Darin - three Panamanian youth - go from cowbell to MPC while learning the skills to become beat makers. Check us out Wednesdays for more stories, and beats from Panamanian festivals, schools and prisons. In Portobelo, Panama a Beat Making Lab was established at La Escuelita Del... /episodes/get/10068 /episode/10068 Beat Making Lab: Panama: Meet the Kids Behind the Beats /episode-player/10068
Beat Making Challenge #1: Accordion Trap
Meet Martin, a young accordion prodigy from Portobelo. Apple Juice Kid vs. Pierce battle to make a trap beat sampling his accordion.
Air date: 04/17/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365065603/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Meet Martin, a young accordion prodigy from Portobelo. Apple Juice Kid vs. Pierce battle to make a trap beat sampling his accordion. /episodes/get/10067 /episode/10067 Beat Making Lab: Beat Making Challenge #1: Accordion Trap /episode-player/10067
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