<p class="p1">Welcome to the Beat Making Lab project. North Carolina musicians Pierce Freelon and Stephen Leviton, AKA Apple Juice Kid, are teaching students around the globe how to produce hip-hop beats and we're coming along for the ride. Each week we check in with Freelon and Leviton to find out how things are going at their latest lab in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. See their weekly videos get perspective with Freelon's weekly blog.</p>
The Beat Making Lab organizers have never returned to the place where they held their lab. This week, though, they're back in Ethiopia, presenting what they learned with the lab and reconnecting with the beat-makers they worked with.
The Beat Making Lab's trip to Ethiopia was about more than helping people make music. It was about using music to help understand the health issues on the minds of people in Addis Ababa and elsewhere in Ethiopia.
If you've ever wondered what the world sounds like, the Beat Making Lab wants to help you find out. Armed with a few laptops and a lifetime of music-making experience, the two men behind the project are bringing community music labs to communities all over the world.