Beat Making Lab http://wunc.org en Teens 'Remix' The News: World Cup, Controversial Shooting Range And More http://wunc.org/post/teens-remix-news-world-cup-controversial-shooting-range-and-more <p>Area teens have been listening to radio news stories and remixing them with original hip hop beats. <a href="http://wunc.org/post/beat-making-lab-behind-scenes-blog">Remixing the News</a> is a partnership between WUNC and the <a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/">Beat Making Lab</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The teens are&nbsp; from area high schools including Chapel Hill High, East Chapel Hill High, and Research Triangle High. They met regularly after school throughout the spring and then completed a week-long summer workshop.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:10:03 +0000 Carol Jackson 38617 at http://wunc.org Teens 'Remix' The News: World Cup, Controversial Shooting Range And More Beat Making Lab: Behind-The-Scenes Blog http://wunc.org/post/beat-making-lab-behind-scenes-blog <p></p><p><a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/learn-more/">Beat Making Lab</a> is a project where where music artists (producers and emcees)&nbsp; travel around the world teaching young people to make hip hop and electronic beats. It's run by <a href="http://piercefreelon.com/">Pierce Freelon</a> and Stephen Levitin aka <a href="http://www.applejuicekid.com/applejuicekid/HOME.html">The Apple Juice Kid</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:08:35 +0000 Carol Jackson & Ryan Levin 38533 at http://wunc.org Beat Making Lab: Behind-The-Scenes Blog Listen: Teen DJ Remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://wunc.org/post/listen-teen-dj-remembers-gabriel-garcia-marquez <p>Chapel Hill, NC teenager Jennah Jones is also known as DJ Twice. She's part of a project in which teens listen to NPR news stories and and create alternate versions, with original hip hop soundtracks.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157693276&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:04:49 +0000 Carol Jackson 38548 at http://wunc.org Listen: Teen DJ Remembers Gabriel Garcia Marquez WUNC News Stories Get A Hip-Hop Beat At Summer Camp http://wunc.org/post/wunc-news-stories-get-hip-hop-beat-summer-camp <p>This week WUNC is partnering with <a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/" target="_blank">The Beat Making Lab</a> in Chapel Hill on a free summer camp for high schoolers where students take existing WUNC news stories, remix them, and set them to a hip-hop beat.&nbsp; Called <a href="http://wunc.org/term/re-mixing-news" target="_blank">Re-Mixing The News</a>, the camp runs through June 20.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:08:54 +0000 Keith Weston & David Brower 37438 at http://wunc.org WUNC News Stories Get A Hip-Hop Beat At Summer Camp Re-Mixing The News With Fresh Beats http://wunc.org/post/re-mixing-news-fresh-beats <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Q: What would happen if you put WUNC News stories in the hands of youth armed with laptops and infectious hip hop beats? </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>A: You'd get Re-Mixing the News -- it's a new project WUNC launched in 2014 as a part of its <a href="http://wunc.org/topic/american-graduate-series">American Graduate Project</a>. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;<br />WUNC is teaming up with renowned beatmakers and educators Pierce Freelon and Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid) for this special project that will engage young people in Chapel Hill over the next several months.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:28:35 +0000 Keith Weston & David Brower 28997 at http://wunc.org Re-Mixing The News With Fresh Beats Beat Making Lab Mixes Health And Music In Ethiopia http://wunc.org/post/beat-making-lab-mixes-health-and-music-ethiopia <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11pt">The <a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/">Beat Making lab</a> started as a class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. </span><span style="font-size: 11pt">But its creators, Stephen </span><span style="font-size: 11pt">L</span>evitin&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 11pt">– aka, <a href="http://www.applejuicekid.com/applejuicekid/HOME.html">Apple Juice Kid</a> – and <a href="http://piercefreelon.com/">Pierce Freelon</a>, quickly took it to a new level.</span></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:51:41 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26816 at http://wunc.org Beat Making Lab Mixes Health And Music In Ethiopia