Music Lab: Liberate the Beat with Ric Wilson and King Detro
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Discover how to create a beat to start a drum circle with artist Ric Wilson and dancer King Detro during the Art and Activism with AirGo series. They’ll join drummer Ayinde Cartman and DJ Bonita Appleblunt in conversation about how music, dance, and drums can be used to inspire social change. You’ll get hands-on with iPad to create beats in GarageBand to start a community drum circle.
For sessions with amplified sound, hearing loop technology is available on request.
Hip-hop artist Ric Wilson has performed at North Coast, Tour De Fat, Pitchfork, and more. He has opened for acts like Chuck D, Public Enemy, and The Roots. He has three EPs, including Soul Bounce and BANBA.
Bonita Appleblunt specializes in exploring the lineage of underground music genres with African roots. They are the resident DJ for AMFM and have played venues like The Promontory, SOHO House, and Subterranean.
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Artist, Dancer & Activist
King Detro is an artist and activist in the Chicago footwork dance movement. He was featured on the Steve Harvey show for his work creating positive opportunities for at-risk youth through dance.
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Artist and Organizer
Ayinde Cartman’s work aims to heal and empower marginalized communities through performance. He is the executive director of Real Men Charities Inc. and a youth counselor with the Becoming a Man program.
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More about Art and Activism with AirGo
Join the cohosts of the AirGo podcast and explore how creativity can inspire social change. From January 3–23, you’ll collaborate with artists and activists to record interviews on iPhone, sketch poster art on iPad, and more.