Yesterday Gender Amplified hosted a music production at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Entitled “Engineering Culture Through Beat Production”, the workshop was organized in collaboration with the Apollo Theater Academy, an initiative that fosters leadership and professional development in the arts through seminars, workshops, panels and internships. Check out some of the positive feedback on socials!
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Ever wonder how your favorite songs are made? Ever wonder what happens between the time it takes your favorite artist to record a song and the time it plays on your radio? The workshop took a look at some of the technical tricks, tools and ideas that contribute to the beat making and music production process. This session also reviewed how cultural and social ideas are embedded in music through technical means.
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The event proceeded a wonderful panel called Behind the Scenes: Women in Hip Hop. Often overshadowed by their male counterparts, the panel focused on celebrating women who have played a pivotal role in establishing Hip Hop as a genre in the world of arts and entertainment. This panel looked at various careers paths taken by women who define their work under the Hip Hop genre. Panelists included: