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Video: Congo Beat Making Lab Preview

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Over the summer, UNC Chapel Hill hip-hop professors/artists Apple Juice Kid and Pierce Freelon built a studio, named the Beat Making Lab, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two taught local students how to make beats and record songs in the studio, which remains at a center in Goma called Yole!Africa for sustainable, community use. Watch a video preview of what looks and sounds like an immensely fruitful project above and stay tuned for full video recaps.

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