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Making beats with aspiring Ethiopian musicians

Music producer Apple Juice Kid and musician Pierce Freelon of the Beat Making Lab recently flew to Ethiopia to work with the IntraHealth global health organisation in an effort to use “hip-hop as a medium to spread awareness about health issues”.  Beat Making Lab is an organisation that champions cultural exchange and provides beat-making equipment and training to youth around the world.

In the first of six episodes being filmed in Ethiopia, they get to know a 21-year-old singer and aspiring beatmaker by the name of Gelila.

The latest episode involves a new student who takes on the Lab’s challenge of penning lyrics about health issues in Ethiopia.

Check out the Lab’s YouTube channel for more inspiring collaborations.

Alyssa Klein for okayafrica, a blog dedicated to bringing you the latest from Africa‘s New Wave.