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4th Annual American Human Beatbox Festival

March 13 – March 16, 2014


Curated and Hosted by Kid Lucky

A variety of beatbox performance styles and forms are showcased in this three day event. Including: an open mic, beat-rhyme battles, and vocal wars featuring some of the leading beatbox artists in America. Special appearances by 2013 Beatrhyme Battle and Vocal Wars Winners – Kaila Mullady, Baba Israel & Yako 440

Tickets: $15; or 2 for $20 Advance Sales only | $20 at the door

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About the Festival

This four-day festival will bring together legendary and emerging beatboxers and introduces La MaMa’s audience to that artistry’s expanding global community. The festival furthers La Mama’s mission to support artists who push theatrical boundaries in the creation of new works that unify cultures. “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.

Events

OPENING NIGHT OPEN MIC
Thursday, March 13th @10 PM at The Club at La MaMa E.T.C.
This night showcases beatboxers from all over America
Feat: Kid Lucky, Baba Israel, D-Cross, Yako, Soulatii, MC Beats, and last year’s Beatrhyme Battle champion Kaila Mullady 
2nd ANNUAL AMERICAN BEATRHYME CHAMPIONSHIPS
SOLD OUT!

Friday, March 14th @ 10PM at the Club at La MaMa

Beatrhyme battlers go head to head in a fast paced, no holds barred, battle of beats, flows, and punchlines.

Feat: D-Cross, Emcee Grafitti, DECM, Esalaah, Mandibul, Kenny Urban, BBK, Baba, King Homeboy, and more 

KAILA AND THE KID WORKSHOP – La MaMa Kids Program
Saturday, March 15th @ 11AM, 2nd Floor Lobby – 66 East 4th Street, La MaMa E.T.C.
This ‘beat rhyming’ duo combines beatboxing, rapping, spoken word, scatting, and vocal sound effects into an awesome display of vocal abilities that translates into amazing songs and a good time! 
THE SOUNDS OF COMEDY AND DRAMA
Saturday, March 15th @ 10 PM at the Club at La MaMa
Beatboxers connect sound and comedy. With influences from Michael Winslow, Darren Robinson, Zero Boy and more, these vocalists set a new bar for comedy, theater, and vocal sound. Featuring Yuri Lane, Shockwave, Phat, Verbal Ase, Baba, and more! 

Hip-Hop Subway Series
Sunday, March 16th @ 4PM 

Meet at La MaMa’s Great Jones Studios to jam with beatboxers in a traveling performance on the 6 train, meeting performers from Pregones Festival along the way, and ending up back at La MaMa for a celebration where we will jam and show work from our Beatbox Telepresence Collaborations. Email beatrhymetv@gmail.com to reserve a spot!

KID LUCKY DEMONSTRATES BEAT-RHYMING

TAKE A LOOK AT LAST YEAR’S FEST

Promo – American Human Beatbox Festival from La MaMa on Vimeo.


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