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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
Episode 22
Walshy Fire plays you a Fijian Chant, Apple Juice Kid tells you the basics of Moombahton...
Season 1
Episode 21
A man in Fiji hits a PVC pipe with a flip flop, that sound meets a 17-year-old drummer in...
Season 1
Episode 20
Welcome to Fiji. Local rapper/producer Dave Lavaki (aka Mr. Grin) explains how they are...
Season 1
Episode 19
Ben is searching for purpose. Masi is following a dream. From separate islands, yet...
Season 1
Episode 18
The first Beat Making Lab was launched at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Fall semester of 2011,...
Season 1
Episode 17
Celebrate independence with an epic mashup: US National Anthem [Star Spangled Banner] +...
Season 1
Episode 16
Make a dancehall riddim out of our Kora sample. If Walshy Fire likes it, you might win a...
Season 1
Episode 15
Why do so many beginning producers' beats sound flat? Because they make the error of...
Season 1
Episode 14
Ina, a Senegalese beat making student, takes a field trip to an Intrahealth hospital to...
Season 1
Episode 13
An all women's group of African beat makers recorded a kora player and created a...
Season 1
Episode 12
"The people need a female rapper," says Toussa, the president of GOTAL; an all-women's...
Season 1
Episode 11
Apple Juice Kid samples comparsa band Barrio Fino, records hip hop/jazz quartet The Beast...
Season 1
Episode 10
During a blackout in Panama, we filmed this amazing video with Yomira. Lit by an iPhone...
Season 1
Episode 9
Professor Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid collaborate with youth in the Democratic...
Season 1
Episode 8
Here is the full story about how beat maker and DJ, Professor Angel Sound ended up making...
Season 1
Episode 7
In this video we make a beat in a prison, in the rain forests of Gamboa, Panama with...
Season 1
Episode 6
Beat produced and lyrics written by the youth of Portobelo, Panama. Created in a Beat...
Season 1
Episode 5
Meet Martin, a young accordion prodigy from Portobelo. Apple Juice Kid vs. Pierce battle...
Season 1
Episode 4
Yaci, Osvaldo and Darin - three Panamanian youth - go from cowbell to MPC while learning...
Season 1
Episode 3
Zenga, is a global dance anthem by Congolese maverick guitarist Flamme Kapaya, produced...
Season 1
Episode 2
A Beat Making Lab is an electronic music studio small enough to fit in a backpack. We...
Season 1
Episode 1
Cho Cho Cho is the first song and music video produced and written by the youth of Goma,...


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