Okayafrica Video: Beat Making Lab x PBS [Episode 1: Congo]
The team behind the Beat Making Lab project from UNC Chapel Hill have partnered up with PBS Digital Studios to launch a weekly video series chronicling the Lab’s production workshops for youth in developing countries. If you’re not familiar with the project, UNC professors/producers/MCs Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon started the international side of the Lab out of an existing beat-making course being taught at the University. Wanting to bring a similar course to youth in other parts of the world, the duo joined forces with non-profit groups to build Labs in four host countries, leading youth in a crash course on electronic and hip-hop production. Our partners-in-crime at Okayafrica have the first episode of the series, which takes place in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo and explains the project in more depth. Check out the episode below and head to Okayafrica to read more.