GMTGreenwich Mean Time (GMT)
13 00 GMT
WATWest Africa Time (GMT+1)
CATCentral Africa Time (GMT+2)
EATEast Africa Time (GMT+3)
Breakbeatcode teaches future leaders to code, collaborate and create, opening up a world of possibilities as artist engineers. The purpose of this program is to introduce and expand interest in computer science, while combining arts and science. Students learn to code, create and collaborate through beat making and music production.
Students will also be introduced to the following concepts:
- Coding Concepts: Variables, Functions, Comments, Syntax, Errors
- Music Theory Concepts: Beats, Measures.
Yazi in collaboration with Google and AISA will bring 5000+ students from the age of 12-18 together on a platform to complete their first hour of the breakbeat code hackathon. Creating their own beats with code: breakbeatcode teaches students to code through beat making and music creation.
Students will learn how to build their own beats through writing Python code using EarSketch, a free online platform which includes a library of music samples, a Python interpreter and a digital audio workstation. No login needed. No prior coding or music knowledge or experience is required.
5000+ Students made up of 1250+ students from each time zone of Africa, predominantly GMT, WAT, CAT, and EAT (please see below for country categorization).
To make sure you have a great experience, you will need:
- A projector for the students to view the presentation.
- A laptop for each student so they can participate in the coding activities (it will not work on a tablet or mobile phone)
- A stable internet connection
- No prior coding knowledge or experience is required
- Google Meet
|GMT (GMT+0)||WAT (GMT+1)||CAT (GMT+2)||EAT (GMT+3)|
|5||Ghana||Central African Rep||Eswatini||Madagascar|
|7||Guinea||Congo Republic of||Libya||Mayotte|
|13||Sierra Leone||Nigeria||South Sudan|
|14||Togo||Sao Tome e Principe||Sudan|
Most frequent questions and answers
After the Hour of breakbeatcode, learners qualify to join the breakbeat code club. A breakbeatcode club provides an introduction to breakbeatcode, a culturally relevant STEAM education program that teaches coding through beat making and music production. Hosting a breakbeatcode club is an easy way for teachers, schools, and after school programs to learn and incorporate breakbeatcode into their existing curriculum