Two new student albums/beat tapes, click the cover art to listen via bandcamp!
CLICK HERE OR THE BANNER ABOVE TO DONATE NOW AND HELP US REACH OUR GOAL OF $15,000! Dear friends, family & supporters of Today’s Future Sound, It’s #GIvingTuesday again, and we are reaching out to ask your support in helping us to hit our $15,000 goal to keep our Future Sounds and Beats4Lunch programs going with your tax-deductible donation! We at TFS have been hard at work teaching youth from our homebase here in Oakland, California to the distant shores […]
Yep, it’s going down again. The legendary. The only one. And we got some amazing out-of-town guest performers including VILLETTE from Auckland, New Zealand and Mega Powers from Detroit. $10 entry to get into the event, $10 for all-you-can-eat fried chicken and waffles and $20 for both! RSVP here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/502528916619860/ The legendary underground Bay Area beats night is back! Hosted by Marlon Richardson / UnLearn The World and Philthy Drummond / Phillipdrummond aka Philthydrummond aka Pd, fundraiser for Today’s Future Sound. DJ’ed by Hamilton Duff Friday Nov. 18th, […]
Over the past few weeks, Dr. Gann and TFS NYC staff and volunteers have been teaching and training music teachers, social workers and other embedded staff at various school sites in the South Bronx and Brooklyn. Additionally, Dr. Gann did an impromptu performance and workshop at NYU’s MusEdLab with the Ed Sullivan Fellows, and attended the Preemptive Education Conference put on by Urban Word NYC. In the South Bronx, Dr. Gann and TFS NYC staff trained social worker and Hip […]
Check out the video of our workshop we did on the streets of down town Oakland with Sidewalk Talk/Psyched in SF which was just released today and featured on Upworthy!
Email/call us today to schedule your TFS team building experience! Learn to make beats and support Today’s Future Sound, one of the most innovative non-profit organizations in Oakland using Hip Hop beat making & DJing to empower youth. Now your team can learn beat making and DJ’ing, too, from industry professionals. No experience necessary! Check the TFS Corporate Experience deck here for options: http://bit.ly/TFSCORP
TFS director and TFS’s main Australian collaborator Scott Griffiths aka Optamus of Downsyde had the pleasure of teaching and doing professional development at one of Adelaide, Australia’s most progressive schools, Woodville Gardens School (WGS). Not only did students compose and perform their beats live, they also authored their own raps over the original beats and performed these original songs live in front of the their fellow students at an assembly performance. See the process from start to finish below as […]
“The Causas” is a mini-documentary which chronicles TFS’ artistic and cross-cultural collaboration over a period of three years with Peruvian filmmaker and director, Javier Ramirez-Noriega. Having met through social media and collaborating virtually online for three years, D1 School of Dance (Escuela de Danza D1) brought Dr. Gann down to Lima, Peru to teach dance students. Thereafter, Javier came with Dr. Gann and TFS instructor Jason Lee to Hong Kong. The documentary will be premiered at EduChangeMaker’s #EC16 Conference in Melbourne, […]
More info/RSVP here! Last year’s The Chop x TFS beat battle:
A fundraiser for Today’s Future Sound to support our work teaching Hip Hop beat making locally with underserved youth in schools, juvenile justice and community settings, in partnership with BeatLab! BRING YOUR OWN BEATS (1 minute in length, on USB, off your equipment, bring at least 7 beats for head to head tournament with prizes). Performance and hosted by Optamus / @Scott Griffiths (Downsyde/ Syllabolix) with judges: Plutonic Lab Skomes (SO.Crates/Medlodius Thump) WallaC ( Beatlab Melbourne) Audience is 5th judge! […]