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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.

Episodes

Season 1
Walshy Fire plays you a Fijian Chant, Apple Juice Kid tells you the basics of Moombahton...
Season 1
A man in Fiji hits a PVC pipe with a flip flop, that sound meets a 17-year-old drummer in...
Season 1
Welcome to Fiji. Local rapper/producer Dave Lavaki (aka Mr. Grin) explains how they are...
Season 1
Ben is searching for purpose. Masi is following a dream. From separate islands, yet...
Season 1
The first Beat Making Lab was launched at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Fall semester of 2011,...
Season 1
Celebrate independence with an epic mashup: US National Anthem [Star Spangled Banner] +...
Season 1
Make a dancehall riddim out of our Kora sample. If Walshy Fire likes it, you might win a...
Season 1
Why do so many beginning producers' beats sound flat? Because they make the error of...
Season 1
Ina, a Senegalese beat making student, takes a field trip to an Intrahealth hospital to...
Season 1
An all women's group of African beat makers recorded a kora player and created a...
Season 1
"The people need a female rapper," says Toussa, the president of GOTAL; an all-women's...
Season 1
Apple Juice Kid samples comparsa band Barrio Fino, records hip hop/jazz quartet The Beast...
Season 1
During a blackout in Panama, we filmed this amazing video with Yomira. Lit by an iPhone...
Season 1
Professor Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid collaborate with youth in the Democratic...
Season 1
Here is the full story about how beat maker and DJ, Professor Angel Sound ended up making...
Season 1
In this video we make a beat in a prison, in the rain forests of Gamboa, Panama with...
Season 1
Beat produced and lyrics written by the youth of Portobelo, Panama. Created in a Beat...
Season 1
Meet Martin, a young accordion prodigy from Portobelo. Apple Juice Kid vs. Pierce battle...
Season 1
Yaci, Osvaldo and Darin - three Panamanian youth - go from cowbell to MPC while learning...
Season 1
Zenga, is a global dance anthem by Congolese maverick guitarist Flamme Kapaya, produced...
Season 1
A Beat Making Lab is an electronic music studio small enough to fit in a backpack. We...
Season 1
Cho Cho Cho is the first song and music video produced and written by the youth of Goma,...


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