The Seventh Annual American Human Beatbox Festival

February 22 - February 26, 2017



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

“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 at 9PM 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

Sound Evolutions in the Trump Era

Hosted by Kid Lucky

Emcees, spoken word artists, beatboxers, and other vocal artists come together in this Sound Evolutions in the Trump era.

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
Robopop | North Coast | Zero Boy

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 Kid Lucky

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) | Hobbit (U.K.)

Saturday, Feb 25 at 10PM

The Club at 74a East 4th Street

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

Meet at 3pm on the back platform of the uptown A train at the West 4th Street station
Then we take the A up to 125th St and then back down to 42nd St to head to Funkadelic Studios for an afterparty
E-mail Kid Lucky to RSVP: