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Energetic text reading "Respect Her Crank: Sounds of Blackness” "Producing"

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From WondaGurl to Ebonie Smith, Black women have produced award-winning pop hits. Yet they are not always household names like some of their counterparts. In Respect Her Crank!: Producing Sounds of Blackness, this changes. Award-winning producer J’Nae White facilitates multiple workshops designed to teach the art of music production, as inspired by Black women producers.

This workshop will show you basic production fundamentals in a free Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). You will arrange melodies and drum patterns, use synthesizers and samplers, and ultimately create your own unique beat using FL Studio and BandLab. You’ll walk away with the fundamentals in music production and resources to continue exploring music production on your own.

ASL translation will be provided for this program. If you have any questions about accessibility for this program, please email hirshhornexperience@si.edu.


This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.

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February 2, 2021
4:00 pm–5:30 pm
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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