About the Video Curriculum
In this set of learning experiences, students will be asked to explore different ways that musical artists respond to the world around them. Artists of Soul Science Lab—Chen Lo and Asante Amin—give students a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of their musical world. Students engage with Soul Science Lab’s music, lyrics, and inspiration, they will also be challenged to forge their own identities as creators. And much much more!
Self-paced on-demand video lessons to boost creative processes.
How to Use These Materials
This curriculum is designed for educators to gain a solid foundation in the genre and practice of hip hop. Chen Lo and Asante teach the content directly to you, requiring you to do the same activities students will be completing. While Chen Lo and Asante can be examples, you are the best and most accessible example to your students in demonstrating how to be vulnerable in experimenting with an unfamiliar practice.
There are two distinct avenues of learning:
- Professional Development Track: The curriculum contains approximately three and a half (3.5) hours of professional development. Each module is self-paced and has content that can quickly be applied to developing your own curriculum for your students.
- Co-Teaching Track: Chen Lo and Asante are your co-teachers as you learn alongside your students. Complete the professional development yourself and then use the "Lesson Snapshot" videos to quickly curate content directly for student engagement.
About Make a Joyful Noize
Commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commission Project, Make A Joyful Noize is a multimedia universe that blends music, film, interviews, spoken word, and dance to capture the visceral, contagious, and unapologetic energy of black joy.