Posted on November 8, 2015
Akita, a Nanoloop song written with the kids at P.S. 153
Last week I was in NYC for WordCamp NYC. While I was in town, I dropped by the Helen Keller School (AKA P.S. 153 in the Bronx) to do a two hour set of workshops with a bunch of awesome kids. I showed them how to yo-yo and how I make beats on my Game Boy, then I gave a live Nanoloop demonstration where I got the kids to clap their hands and shout “Akita” (their school’s mascot) for me to play with. All the samples in the above song were created using samples from that class.
If you have Nanoloop for mobile (ios/Android) installed on your mobile device and want to try remixing this song, shoot me an email and I’ll send you the .nan file. You might also check out P.S. 153’s fundraiser to bring robots to the school!