Dukes and the school's students have collaborated to release Parkscapes, a sample pack billed as "the first music library that funds music education." As Dukes' site explains, the majority of sales, licences and royalties generated by the sample pack will go towards supporting the school.
Recorded over three days in Toronto, the samples were composed entirely by Dukes and performed by the school's students, using "everything from harps, steel pan, organ and even the kids' voices." The tracks were titled by Regent Park spoken word artist Mustafa the Poet.
Parkscapes can be purchased here and can be previewed in the player below. Regent Park School of Music gives children and youth aged 3-18 a high-quality, subsidized music education in Regent Park and other communities in Toronto.
A big thanks goes to @chrana and @eljay_ii for making this come to life. "Parkscapes" is a collaboration between Kingsway Music Library and the Regent Park School of Music and it's the first music library of its kind. Every time you download or license it, proceeds go towards funding the Regent Park School of Music and inspiring kids through music education. Composed entirely by @frankdukes and performed entirely by @regentparkmusic students. Download it at http://parkscapes.ca and transform a sample into much more than a beat