Music Lab: Creating Eco Beats with DJ Cavem and Friends

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Write and record beats with hip-hop O.G. (Organic Gardner) DJ Cavem. The eco-activist will show you how to compose and sample lyrics using GarageBand on iPhone and iPad. He’ll be joined by permaculture expert Ryan Rising, hip-hop artist Baba Zumbi of Zion I, and yoga teacher Don James Batalla to discuss the connection between sustainability, music, and wellness. Performances will follow.

Ryan Rising

Permaculture Educator

San Francisco-based Ryan Rising is a community organizer, a permaculture educator, and the co-founder of the Permaculture Action Network. 

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Baba Zumbi of Zion I

Hip-hop Artist

Oakland rapper Baba Zumbi of Zion I has been paving the way for greater eco-consciousness in hip-hop since the late 1990s.

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Don James Batalla

Sivananda Hatha Yoga Teacher

Queens-born Don James Batalla teaches rappers and athletes mind-body awareness through meditation and yoga.

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