Cho Cho Cho (Music Video) filmed in Goma, Congo | Beat Making Lab | PBS Digital Studios





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Published on Mar 20, 2013

Cho Cho Cho is the first song and music video produced and written by the youth of Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Created in a Beat Making Lab, the song was inspired by a popular call-and-response chant in Goma, and the video was filmed during Yole!Africa's SKIFF Festival dance competition.

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The Stars (in order of appearance): Queen Minaj, Pierce Freelon, Fal J, Melissa, Laureat, DJ Couleur, MC Mussa

The Architects: Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid) and Pierce Freelon

Mastermind of Videography and Editing: Saleem Reshamwala (aka Kid Ethnic)

Musical Poetry (the beat): Congo Beat Making Lab

DR-Congo Kindred: Cherie and Petna Ndaliko at Yole!Africa

Awe-Inspirers: People of Goma and the 2012 SKIFF Festival


Director of Innovation: Dana McMahan

Dream Team: Elliette Johnson, Ryan Levin, Pat Levitin

Wright Brothers (UNC Beat Making Lab co-founders): Stephen Levitin and Dr. Mark Katz

Captain of Entrepreneur Ship: Judith Cone

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Stop Motion and Logo Magician: Josh Souter at McKinney

Production Guru: Kelly Mertestdorf at McKinney

Photography Scientist: Emily Forsberg at McKinney


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Fundraising Champions: Global Giving

Website Hero: Dave Mello

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Beat Making Lab is a new PBS Digital Studios series featuring young musicians from around the world. In Ep. 1 Professor Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid collaborate with youth in the Democratic Republic of Congo at Yole!Africa.

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