The Music Producer 2.0 Enhances Life for Aboriginal Kids in the Australian Outback!
Miami Beach, FL January 19, 2010
On the other side of the globe, way down under in the remoteness of the Australian outback, something is cooking….and it ain’t Kangaroo!
School teacher Craig Freeman is expanding the computer savvy and self expression of his students by incorporating digital music making into his curriculum. Freeman is using The Music Producer 2.0 music production software, as a teaching method for his aboriginal students to create and learn. “I’m based in the Australian Outback where I’ve found The Music Producer 2.0 to be an invaluable tool for teaching and recording aboriginal kids to make hip hop music” Says Freeman.
One of Freeman’s students, Victor Riley said “I have got to tell you The Music Producer 2.0 is the wickedest program. I have been writing my own lyrics and making music for about seven years and have performed on stage at the Sydney Opera House in 2004. I am 18 years old and working on the release of my debut album "Classic Outback Hip Hop".
The Aboriginal people, original inhabitants of the Australian continent, are a proud people with unique art and rich sculptural history. Unfortunately, they have also become synonymous with, marginalization, high illiteracy rates and racism. Most of Freeman’s students come from small provincial towns, rich in history but short on resources. Using a product such as TMP 2.0 enables these youths to explore their creativity and express themselves through technology, like never before.
“We are so pleased and honored to be a part of it.” Says Whitney Belker-Vauvelle, founder and CEO of The Music Producer, a US, Florida based company. “What’s fascinating is that the Australian outback is known for many things, but the use of modern music digital software in the classroom, is not one of them. So you can imagine how delighted we are to know that our product is being used to make such a positive and profound impact in the lives of these children. We encourage our users to make and share their music to raise awareness about what is important to them and their communities!”
In the case of Craig Freeman and his students, The Music Producer 2.0 continues to serve as a vehicle for exploration and expansion, allowing them the freedom to incorporate their strong historical past with a new sound and a new future that will ensure the passage of the richness of their culture for generations to come.