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Audio: Congo Beat Making Lab 'Cho Cho Cho'

African hip hop project Congo Beat Making Lab releases their first track, "Cho Cho Cho," which you can listen to and download here.


It's been a little while since we've updated you on the UNC Chapel Hill Beat Making Lab project taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but today we have a treat to refresh your memory. The brainchild of UNC professors Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon, the Congo Beat Making Lab is the result of the two bringing the curriculum of their popular UNC course of the same name to Yole!Africa, a Congolese non-profit dedicated to bringing arts education to youth in the city of Goma. Along with providing a crash course in beatmaking, the partnership also found the two setting up a full studio in Goma for students to continue working on their music. The project's first official track "Cho Cho Cho" is a straight banger. Stream it below and if you'd like to own a copy for yourself while supporting the Beat Making Lab, you can purchase the download here with half of the proceeds going to the Lab directly.

>>>Stream/Download: Congo Beat Making Lab "Cho Cho Cho"

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