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Pierce Freelon is a born and bred Tar Heel from Durham, NC. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in African American Studies, Freelon has also been involved with the Department of Music teaching in the Beat Making Lab. He is the youngest person to be appointed by the Governor (2010) to serve on the North Carolina Arts Council board and is the founder of Blackspace an Afrofuturism digital makerspace based in Durham.
He is also the co-founder/host of Beat Making Lab, an Emmy Award winning PBS web-series. Freelon also founded Blackademics, an online community of young black thinkers and is the frontman of Jazz and Hip hop group the Beast.on
Music is all around us. Beat Making Workshop is an innovative look at how we can use technology to create music out of our bodies, environments and digital tools.  This workshop is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. www.ncarts.org

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Pierce Freelon

Attendee, Blackspace
Freelon is a born and bred Tar Heel from Durham, NC. A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in African American Studies, Freelon has also been involved with the Department of Music teaching in the Beat Making Lab. He is the youngest person to be appointed by the Governor (2010) to... Read More →


Monday October 21, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm EDT
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