Saturday, 30 August 2014

Beatmaking and Charity: Today’s Future Sound Help Children Learn Vital Skills Through Beatmaking and Hip Hop Culture

The New Beatmaker is very, very proud to present the first selection of videos that we are sharing in partnership with Today’s Future Sound (TFS).

To paraphrase, TFS is a charity that believes in the power of music to transform and inspire youth to create positive change in their lives and communities.

TFS not only introduces young children to beatmaking as an art form, but also as a vehicle to communicate maths and science in a way that is novel and, I dare say, more engaging and entertaining to many of the children than textbooks and chalk boards are.


Today's Future Sound depend on donors to sustain their organization, provide direct services, and put on events.  Please donate by sending Paypal contributions to donate@todaysfuturesound.org
TFS uses beatmaking as a vehicle to communicate maths and science in a way that is novel and, I dare say, more engaging and entertaining to many of the children than they find textbooks and chalk boards.
In addition, TFS uses rapping to promote positivity and to encourage children to recognise their own self-worth. 



Here's a bit more from TFS themselves:

'We view our work as having educational, therapeutic and social components that can empower individuals to build confidence, inspire creativity, and create change. Today’s Future Sound (TFS) has a team of volunteers ready to bring our mobile music production and DJ’ing center to you—schools, community centers and events...'
We view our work as having educational, therapeutic and social components that can empower individuals to build confidence, inspire creativity, and create change.
TFS and African dance and drumming group Afrique Sogue collaborated for a joint production of "Precious Drop" in the spring of 2014 which culminated in a final performance in June.  TFS students at West Oakland Middle School in Oakland, CA had made a soundtrack based on the theme of water, which they then performed live with master drummer Lamine Bangoura. The soundtrack can be downloaded for free from the TFS website and bandcamp via the links below:

todaysfuturesound.org/music/student-musicalbums/
todaysfuturesound.bandcamp.com/album/todays-future-sound-and-explo-present-explo-beats-vol-ii

Students were asked what water meant to them and what they learned from the experience and they respond in the mini-documentary on the TFS/Afrique Sogue collaboration.



TFS depend on donors to sustain their organization, provide direct services, and put on events.  
Please donate by sending Paypal contributions to donate@todaysfuturesound.org

The New Beatmaker will be sharing videos in partnership with TFS on a monthly basis, for more information, visit todaysfuturesound.org.
 
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