The Beats are back!!! LLL faculty member Daniel Harris-McCoy, assistant professor of Classics, and A&S undergraduate Brendon Oshita have teamed up yet again to create “Greek Beats,” the follow-up to their debut album “Toga Beats.”
“Greek Beats” is a hip-hop based method for learning Greek grammar. The result of their labor—an album consisting of 21 tracks in which Greek verb, noun, and pronoun-forms are set to an infectious hip hop beat—was recently released by Bolchazy-Carducci, one of the premier publishers of Greek and Latin pedagogical materials. The goal of the tracks is to make Greek grammar, like a favorite song, get stuck in the head of the listener, making the language easier to learn.
The “lyrics” were written and performed by Harris-McCoy and set to music created by Oshita. Recording sessions were held in the Center for Language & Technology’s studio. Harris-McCoy notes, “It was such a privilege to work with Brendon once again. He is immensely talented and gave his heart and soul to the project. The resulting album speaks for itself, and is a wonderful example of the things faculty and students can accomplish when they collaborate.”
Link to Greek Beats at Bolchazy-Carducci website: