Feb 22, 2017
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Feb 26, 2017

The Seventh Annual American Human Beatbox Festival

7th Annual Human Beat Box Festival
The Return of The Vocal Wars
Curated by Kid Lucky

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“La MaMa is excited to present beatboxers in our theater, to give them a platform outside of the club scene,” says La MaMa Artistic Director, Mia Yoo. “We want audiences to experience beatboxing as an art form that communicates across generations and cultures.” The American Human Beatbox Festival is curated by Kid Lucky, a renowned beat-MC who has the unique ability to simultaneously create vocal beats and rhyme.

Wednesday, Feb 22

Funkadelic Studios at 209 W 40th St

Cipher Sessions

Beatboxers and emcees gather Wednesday night for an open and a controlled cipher

Featuring: D-Cross, Kid Lucky, Truthmaze, Chesta T, & more

Thursday, Feb 23

The Club at 74a E 4th St

Indigenous American Chanting

Hosted by Engelbert  

Dancing mixed with Beatboxing & Beatrhyming

Pioneers of Beatboxing: Kid Lucky, D-Cross, TruthMaze, Chesta T

Friday, Feb 24

The Club at 74a E 4th St

Comedy of 5th Element

Hosted by Kid Lucky

This night presents comedy with amazing sound effects from some of the best in NYC.
Form sketch comedies to one man shows this night will be jam packed

10pm – Robopop
12pm – North Coast
11pm – Zero Boy

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Saturday, Feb 25 at 1PM

CultureHub at 47 Great Jones

History of American Human Beatboxing

The History of Human Beatbox is rich and yes it started in NYC but it did spread over parts of America in the 80s and 90’s. This is a little bit of the history before the 2000’s

Slide show presentation going through the history of American Human Beatboxing.

Saturday, Feb 25 at 2PM

CultureHub at 47 Great Jones

Great Jones Tela-presence Beatboxing and Beatrhyming

Hosted by Kaila Mullady

America has influenced the entire world with beatboxing and beatrhyming. We will present beatboxers from all over the world using video conferencing to connect with them as they give us live performances and talk about their history.

Marv Ill (U.K.)  | Yung Noyze (Kenya)

Beatburger Band (Czech Republic)

Bee Low (Germany)

Saturday, Feb 25 at 10PM

CultureHub at 47 Great Jones

The Return of The Vocal Wars beatboxer/emcee vs Beatboxer/emcee

Hosted By Kid Lucky

This team battle is exciting as these two different vocal styles team up to compete with other duos to see who is the best hip hop a cappella duo!

Sunday, February 26 at 4pm

Hip Hop Subway series | More Info TBD

The show is produced under the following program(s):

American Human Beatbox Festival

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The American Human Beatbox Festival celebrates the uniquely American vocal style and technique of beatboxing, showcasing the variety of beatbox performance styles and forms and providing a platform for both new and established beatbox artists to share their art with each other and the New York community at large.

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