Music Lab: Using DJ Controllers with Words Beats & Life

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Join us in July for Wednesdays with Words Beats & Life, our three-part series focused on expanding your DJ skills. Learn how to simplify your performances using MacBook as a DJ controller instead of multiple audio sources. Mazi A.E. Mutafa and Ron “DJ RBI” Brown will share their tips for refining your sound. You’ll discover how to produce, edit, and perform with MacBook as your on-the-go DJ setup.

Words Beats & Life

Hip-Hop Nonprofit

Words Beats & Life uses a holistic approach to transforming individuals and communities through learning experiences with hip-hop artists, scholars, educators, and allies.

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Mazi A.E. Mutafa

Executive Director

Mazi A.E. Mutafa founded Words Beats & Life in 2002. His organization began as an after-school program teaching the elements of hip-hop in a nontraditional classroom.

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Ron “DJ RBI” Brown

Artist and Music Producer

Ron Brown, known as DJ RBI, is a DJ, radio programmer, rap music producer, and visual artist. He produces shows on WPFW 89.3 FM. He has been a DJ instructor for Words Beats & Life for 16 years.

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More about Labs

Labs dive deeper into a creative approach by getting you started on a project that you can take further. Labs build on your existing skills. If you’re a beginner, check out Skills sessions.