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Beat Making Lab

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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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Diablos (music video)
Beat produced and lyrics written by the youth of Portobelo, Panama. Created in a Beat Making Lab at La Escuelita del Ritmo. Inspired by festival de los Diablos y Congos.
Air date: 04/24/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365065610/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Beat produced and lyrics written by the youth of Portobelo, Panama. Created in a Beat Making Lab at La Escuelita del Ritmo. Inspired by festival de los Diablos y Congos. /episodes/get/10066 /episode/10066 Beat Making Lab: Diablos (music video) /episode-player/10066
Field Trip: Prison Beats
In this video we make a beat in a prison, in the rain forests of Gamboa, Panama with Professor Angel Sound (an incarcerated DJ who was blackmailed into muling cocaine for the Nigerian mafia) and his fellow inmate, who loves Macaroni and Cheese.
Air date: 04/30/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365065613/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In this video we make a beat in a prison, in the rain forests of Gamboa, Panama with Professor Angel Sound (an incarcerated DJ who was blackmailed into muling cocaine for the Nigerian mafia) and his fellow inmate, who loves Macaroni and Cheese. /episodes/get/10065 /episode/10065 Beat Making Lab: Field Trip: Prison Beats /episode-player/10065
Prof. Angel Sound Prison Beats Interview
Here is the full story about how beat maker and DJ, Professor Angel Sound ended up making music at a prison in Panama.
Air date: 05/01/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365066063/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Here is the full story about how beat maker and DJ, Professor Angel Sound ended up making music at a prison in Panama. /episodes/get/10064 /episode/10064 Beat Making Lab: Prof. Angel Sound Prison Beats Interview /episode-player/10064
Episode 1: Goma, Congo
Professor Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid collaborate with youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo at Yole!Africa.
Air date: 05/03/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365006300/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Professor Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid collaborate with youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo at Yole!Africa. /episodes/get/8687 /episode/8687 Beat Making Lab: Episode 1: Goma, Congo /episode-player/8687
Portobelo (music video)
During a blackout in Panama, we filmed this amazing video with Yomira. Lit by an iPhone and recorded with a usb mic. Check out the color explosion and how the graphics come alive at the 2min mark. Thanks Pan II Creative!
Air date: 05/08/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365066088/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false During a blackout in Panama, we filmed this amazing video with Yomira. Lit by an iPhone and recorded with a usb mic. Check out the color explosion and how the graphics come alive at the 2min mark. Thanks Pan II Creative! /episodes/get/10063 /episode/10063 Beat Making Lab: Portobelo (music video) /episode-player/10063
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