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Shēngyīn Vol 1 (2014)

by MC2 Stem High School 11th Grade

For a multi- subject start-to-finish project I collaborated with Mrs. Wang (Chinese), Mr. Dunn (American History), and Mrs. Staveteig (Math). We explored the Roland TR-808 and the boom from a low pitch sine wave as students made one-minute beats. We examined early hip-hop DJ's and followed hip-hop's spread worldwide to hear Chinese MC's with a similar underground vs. commercial dynamic. Finally, each of four classes wrote songs of change from their perspective. Hip-hop gives voice. Enjoy. And learn some Chinese in the process. . .