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Beat Making Lab
#FijiChallenge w/ Walshy Fire of Major Lazer
Beat making challenge number two - Moombahton beat from Fiji samples.
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Sampling w/ Flip Flops and Ski Beatz
A man in Fiji hits a PVC pipe with a flip flop, and his sound meets a 17-year-old drummer.
Trapped In Paradise
The Beat Making Lab crew meets Fijian rapper/producer Dave Lavaki (aka Mr. Grin).
Heartbeats of Fiji
Ben searches for purpose, Masi follows a dream. Fiji Beat Making Lab brings them together.
Behind The Beat: First Beat Making Lab (2011)
The first Beat Making Lab was launched at UNC-Chapel Hill in the Fall semester of 2011.
Mashup: National Anthems
US National Anthem [Star Spangled Banner] + Black National Anthem
Walshy Fire [of Major Lazer] Wants Your Riddims
Make a dancehall riddim out of our Kora sample.
Get Your Drums Right
One of the cardinal rules of beat making is: start with sampled, not factory, drum sounds.
Health Worker Beat
Ina, a Senegalese student, takes a field trip to an Intrahealth hospital to make a beat.
Beat Making Challenge #2: Kora Riddim
Now it's your turn to create a riddim from a sampled kora.
Female Hip Hop Crew Makes Beats in Senegal
"The people need a female rapper," says Toussa, the president of GOTAL.
Behind the Beat: Portobelo
Behind the scenes of the production of the music video for the song, "Portobelo."
Portobelo (music video)
During a blackout in Panama, we filmed this amazing video with Yomira.
Episode 1: Goma, Congo
Professor Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid make beats with youth in DRC, Africa.
Prof. Angel Sound Prison Beats Interview
Here is the full story about beat maker and DJ, Professor Angel Sound.
Field Trip: Prison Beats
In this video we make a beat in a Panamanian prison with Professor Angel Sound.
Diablos (music video)
Beat produced and lyrics written by the youth of Portobelo, Panama.
Beat Making Challenge #1: Accordion Trap
Meet Martin, a young accordion prodigy from Portobelo.
Panama: Meet the Kids Behind the Beats
Yaci, Osvaldo and Darin - three Panamanian youth - go from cowbell to MPC.
Exclusive Zenga (Music Video) by Flamme Kapaya
Zenga, is a global dance anthem by Congolese maverick guitarist Flamme Kapaya.
What's In the Backpack?
A Beat Making Lab is an electronic music studio small enough to fit in a backpack.
Cho Cho Cho (Music Video) filmed in Goma, Congo
Cho Cho Cho is the first music video by the youth of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
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