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  • Arifah Rahaman-Aronson

    Fantastic! Both my boys, 14, are musicians, drummer and guitarist. I'm going to have them watch this closely and if there are any opportunities to volunteer I'll hop at the chance to have them help.

  • Elsie EMC

    It's great what you do. I'm from Panama, and I have a website that promotes culture in my country ( I would like to know more of your experience in Panama and in order to post it in my website.

  • Violeta Ruano

    Loving what you do, and would love to know more! How do you chose the communities you get involved with? The organisation I collaborate with, Sandblast, is setting up Studio-Live, a music project that aims to build a local music scene in the long-stranded Saharawi refugee camps in SW Algeria. Check it out and let us know if you see some potential for collaboration; we see lots!!! You can write to me at violeta [at]

    • Pierce Freelon

      checking out the site now. Looks amazing. we'll be in touch!

  • troy farmer

    This is awesome. Truly awesome.

  • Pierce Freelon

    Any suggestions on communities that could use Beat Making Labs?

    • David Yaconi

      I'm involved with a group here in New Orleans that teaching underprivalaged kids about DJ'ing. We are currently trying to develop a music production program and are in the beggining steps setting up a production lab. We would love to have you guys come to New Orleans. Check us out... me at


  • Karine Bailly

    I love what you guys are doing and couldn't agree more that music can be the perfect outlet for, well, anything (and in the face of various challenges). Amazing.

  • Juliana Lee

    Hey! We should talk! We're doing something similar here in the US (right now just with studio locations in California and Nashville, expanding to Detroit), with beats, vocals, guitars, DJ gear, drums, keys, etc. Check it out:
    Thanks for doing what you do. Hopefully we can partner and bring opportunities like to to more youth everywhere!!

    • Pierce Freelon

      yes let's. love what you're doing! hit me up: pfreelon (at) gmail

  • Brittany L.

    I love it when I find out about things like this! Great work and keep it going!

  • Himanshu Shah

    This is amazing! So excited to dig in further - thanks for sharing.