Event box

Make Your Own Beats, with Osani Balkaran, Maker-in-Residence


Beat making and sound making are essential parts of hip-hop music. In this workshop, learn about hip-hop and its influence on contemporary music. Learn about how beats are made and then get started making your own. Osani will show you how to create your own patterns using a drum machine grid and melodies using a melody randomizer. Then, he’ll show you how to bring your beats and melodies together to form a radio-ready structure. All levels of experience welcome. 

Saturday, March 11, 2023
2:00PM - 4:00PM
IdeaMILL Media Lab
Millennium Library
  For Adults  
Programs and events at Winnipeg Public Library are always free.
Registration for this event is now closed.

Public Program Registration Guidelines

  • An email address is required to register for all programs. If you do not have an email address, register by calling or visiting any Library branch.
  • Duplicate registrations for the same name will be cancelled.
  • The Library reserves the right to limit the number of program attendees.
  • Family programs including Baby Rhyme Time, Toddler Time, Family Story Time, and 3-5 with a caregiver programs are an opportunity for caregivers to participate together with their child in the program.
  • School age programs are for children ages 6-8, 6-12, or 9-12. Children attend on their own unless otherwise indicated. Teen programs are for Grades 7-12.
  • Programs with children ages 11 and younger require a caregiver to remain in the library during the program. In the absence of a caregiver, the Library does not assume responsibility for a child.
  • Children are not supervised by library staff outside of the program space (e.g. washroom breaks or leaving the program early exit from the program).
  • Children of all abilities are welcome to attend Library programs. If the child requires the support of a caregiver to participate in a program, please speak with staff.
  • Online library programs use Zoom. Please familiarize yourself with Zoom before the program.