Amazon Canada to teach coding through music program promoting Indigenous artists

It was recently reported that Amazon Canada would be launching a new program to teach coding skills by using music from Indigenous artists.

Indeed, Amazon is set to partner with TakingITGloal to develop this new school curriculum initiative called Your Voice is Power. The program will facilitate connections with Indigenous experts and will give students the opportunity to remix beats while learning to code. Students will also be able to participate in the curriculum and experience how computer science, music, and entrepreneurship can advance equity.

In order to do so, students will be using EarSketch to compose a musical remix using songs from Indigenous artists by using the skills they learned during the course. This program is designed to inspire, educate, and prepare young adults from underrepresented communities to have a career in computer science.