Kombeat Community Music Production: Drum machines, samplers, turntables, phones, and cassette decks

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Date(s) - Thursday, 12/03/2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Kombeat Community Music Production ā€“ Dubtramck Internal Organization and Planning
prepared by: Blair Arbaugh

What is Kombeat?

KOMBEAT is a grassroots education program in music production. Secondarily, Kombeat is an analog and electronic DJ equipment retailer and manufacturer.

What are your programs?


  • Ofers educational classes to youth, professionals, and elders
  • Fabricates and designs its own music and DJ equipment
  • Supplies quality used and new DJ and production gear to Metro-DetroitWhat is the history of KOMBEAT?KOMBEAT is an Anglicization of the Haitian-Creole word Kombit, meaning collective action through cooperative labor. Tis word originated as a way for farmers and communities to help one another, and has since manifested itself in economic kombit, cultural kombit, etc.What are some of your Goals?Hamtramck youth will experience hands-on music training at sound labs from neighborhood artists on top-of-the-line equipment. Youth will also learn how to solder, saw, drill, screen, hammer, sew, and construct many products used in the music industry.Community goals include ofering a safe, alcohol-free and drug-free zone where youth, artists, and elders can spend time outside of school. Residents will beneft from having music and art that sounds like the melting pot Hamtramck truly is.