The World of Music and Technology?

Introduction to the Music Creation and Technology Class. This class will teach students about the concept of music culture impacting technology and how music can have a positive influence on society. Students learn about how the project came together and the people who worked on the project.

Dapper Prologue?

This topic is based on the song Dapper Prologue. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions.

DAPPER?

This topic is based on the song Dapper. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals. Students also get to see the record performed live in Bejing China.

LIFE OR DEATH?

This topic is based on the song Life or Death. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

EMPTY STATE?

This topic is based on the song Empty State. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

TV SCREENS AND MAGAZINES?

This topic is based on the song TV Screens and Magazines. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

STOP THE BULLYING?

This topic is based on the song Stop The Bullying. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

PENETRATE THE SOUL?

This topic is based on the song Penetrate The Soul. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals. They also get to see video of the song performed in Seoul Korea. A DJ in Seoul also had the original record and provides how inspirational the record was to him.

WHAT’S HAPPENING?

This topic is based on the song What's Happening. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

THE ANTIDOTE?

This topic is based on the song The Antidote. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

BLESS THE DEAD?

This topic is based on the song Bless The Dead. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals.

NASA?

This topic is based on the song NASA. Students are thought how the song was created and get a chance to recreate the song. The instrumental is supplied so students can interpolate the original music or create their own versions. Students also will be able to use skills learned from the creative writing course and record their own comic book story or their own lyrics or poems using the supplied instrumentals

MARKETING AND PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION?

This lesson exposes students to the global reach of this project. They get to experience via pictures and video global reception of the project. They get to see the 3 different physical versions of the product and how that facilitated global cultural exchange. Students will learn about the cities visited along with exposure to the cities culture and people. They also learn about Hip-Hop history and how Kool Herc was so important to the success of Panasonic when he used their turntables to create Hip-Hop Culture.

PRODUCT PACKAGING AND DESIGN?

This is an introduction lesson to how to design physical music products. Students are given a Black and White version of the album cover along with the design files. They can modify the album to include their contributions and also color the cover as they like. They are introduced to the concept of 3D models via the action figure USB.

MUSIC USE FOR ALTERNATIVE PURPOSES?

These lessons teach students how to write music to be used in a corporate or advertising setting. The IFA press conference videos are shown to students to illustrate how a literal interpretation of client text is done versus a figurative interpretation. Both videos emphasize a different approach. They are also shown how music skills can lead to other careers outside of live performing. They learn how music is used in things like video games and how they can work in radio and podcasting.

FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION?

This lesson is a celebration and presentation of the final products the students created.
GLOBAL MARKET DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF THE CARNEGIE MELLON SESSIONS

The Chronicles of The Electromagnetic Field General. The Carnegie Mellon Sessions was marketed and distributed to countries across 6 continents. 

Here are some of the marketing and distribution efforts. Students learn about the various cities and countries and get exposed to the global cultural impact of hip-hop culture. Damola was afforded these opportunities by tapping into the intersection of hip-hop and comic books in the mid-90s. This lesson gives students a combination of Geography, Cultural Exposure, and History. 

OSAKA JAPAN Panasonic

A copy was presented to Michiko Ogawa, a Jazz musician who also serves as Executive Officer, Chief Director of Technology, Manager of Technics Business Promotion Office and Vice President of Appliances Company in Panasonic Corporation. 

This moment was big in hip-hop history. Technics created the direct-drive turntable in 1972. This technology facilitated DJ Kool Herc creating hip-hop in 1973. You can read our article on it HERE 

Bejing China

Music from the Carnegie Mellon Sessions was performed in Bejing China by Damola Idowu. The capital city of China it has a population of over 21 million. The Great Wall which is reachable by several transportation options from Beijing was built over 2300 years ago. 

Taipei Taiwan

A Chinese territory, Taiwan is a critical country to computer hardware and consumer electronics. Computex is hosted annually in Taipei and brings the biggest computer manufacturers from around the world. HTC makers of the HTC Vive is based in Taiwan. HTC also made mobile phones before Google purchased its entire mobile division to build their Pixel line of devices. 

Samcheok South Korea

Damola met with some Da Great Deity Dah fans in South Korea. Samcheok is a beach town in South Korea. Damola traveled to Samcheok by a 4-hour bus ride from Seoul. 

One of the fans is also an aspiring artist. He will be featured on a song on the subsequent Da Great Deity Dah Album Da Global Alliance. He is featured on the song B-Boyism which inspired a global point of interest Unity video game. This game provides instruction for our coding and game design classes. 

Paris France

Breakdancing will be an official sport at the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, France

The bookstore in Paris, France, Gilbert Joseph also sold The Carnegie Mellon Sessions Album. 

Paris the capital of France, is the largest city in France and is a major global metropolis. 

Rotterdam Netherlands

An important seaport town in the Netherlands, Rotterdam is a very diverse city. It is Europe’s largest seaport. 

Barcelona Spain

The largest city in autonomous Catalonia, Barcelona is also home to the world-famous FC Barcelona soccer club. 

The NBA has a presence in Barcelona via a cafe. World Champion Gasol brothers hail from Barcelona. 

Berlin Germany

Damola sings along as Dapper Vinyl is being played at the Technics Booth at The IFA in Berlin Germany. Berlin is the capital of Germany and hosts the IFA technology conference annually. 

Lucerne Switzerland

Brussels Belgium

Brussels is the capital of Belgium. Brussels also is the location of the headquarters of the European Union. Damola was featured on one of the largest radio stations in Brussels, BRUZZ Radio 98.8 FM, and also online.  He will promote the Chronicles of The Electromagnetic Field General. The Carnegie Mellon Session Album. Following the Radio feature, he will partner with a DJ at the Station DJ Odilon who is a DMC Paris Champion and would perform the scratches on the B-Boyism song that becomes a video game. He is also a character in the game. 

Bogota Colombia

Damola also visits RPM records in Bogota Colombia. RPM Records is one of the best record shops in Latin America. Bogota is the capital of Colombia. It is one of the largest cities in Latin America. Bogota has a population of over 7.4 million people.