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The Beat Making Lab is back, with Pierce Freelon and the Apple Juice Kid. In this video, the music-making duo walks us through why the world needs open source beat making software.
16 comments Posted 16 Sep 2013 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
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Martin is a young accordion prodigy from Panama. Producer and DJ, Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid), and myself, a UNC Professor and emcee, met him while building a Beat Making Lab at a community center in the city of Portobelo.
1 comment Posted 23 Apr 2013 by Pierce Freelon Feed
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This February marked the 50th year anniversary of the "Please Please Me" single in the US and the start of a year-long program of events to celebrate the Fab Four (The Beatles) in their hometown of Liverpool.  Throughout the year of 1963, the popularity of The Beatles had been growing steadily with... Read more
1 comment Posted 29 Mar 2013 by Carolyn Fox Feed
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In the next step of their mission to spread the magic of making music, Beat Making Lab has partnered with PBS Digital Studios to produce web episodes of the work they are doing with youth in Africa.
0 comments Posted 26 Mar 2013 by Alanna Howard (Red Hat) Feed
David Mason (@dcm) and Heather LaGarde (@heatherlagarde) were interested in expressing open source in other ways and wanted to help spread mobile and open technologies across developing worlds at IntraHealth. They combined these two goals by remixing a song.
0 comments Posted 6 Mar 2013 by Heather LaGarde Feed
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TruthLogik, a New York based hip hop artist, says that in a million years he could not have imagined he would be recording an album using entirely free software. When he first stumbled on open source music-making tools, he thought about the computer classes he took in school. He had never been... Read more
6 comments Posted 12 Oct 2012 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
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Our Beat Making Lab is applying for an Open Art grant, which would allow us to start development on our dream: open source beat making software we are calling PAMOJA, which means oneness or solidarity. The grant is sponsored by Mozilla and Eyebeam Art & Technology Center and would invest $15,... Read more
0 comments Posted 10 Oct 2012 by Pierce Freelon Feed
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In July this year, two UNC-Chapel Hill professors trained 16 motivated Congolese students in the art of beat making. They called their group The Congo Beat Making Lab and collaborated with Yole!Africa to strengthen a larger goal they all share: to connect people (including musicians) around the... Read more
1 comment Posted 20 Sep 2012 by Pierce Freelon Feed
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Last week, #RioPlusSocial was one of the top trending global topics on Twitter. Part of the United Nations conference on sustainable development (called Rio+20), Rio+Social welcomed throngs of activists, politicians, moguls, and artists to Brazil, to discuss solutions for a growing list of global... Read more
21 comments Posted 26 Jun 2012 by Pierce Freelon Feed
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Earlier this month, the world lost a music pioneer when Adam Yauch, a.k.a “MCA” of the Beastie Boys, succumbed to cancer at the age of 47. A founding member of the Beastie Boys, Yauch expanded upon his success in the music industry to exert his considerable influence and contributions outside... Read more
0 comments Posted 14 May 2012 by Corey Welton Feed

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