HomeThe American Human Beatbox Festival

05/15/2011 17:00
05/19/2011 22:00
America/New York

First Floor TheatreEllen Stewart TheatreThe ClubThe American Human Beatbox FestivalMay 15 – May 19, 2011

The first annual North American Human Beatbox Festival, curated by world-renowned beatbox artist Kid Lucky, presents the American-born vocal style and technique of beatboxing. Born out of the 1970s New York hip-hop scene,  beatboxing has grown exponentially as a creative and social movement. This year’s festival features some of the world’s leading beatbox artists, including Doug E Fresh, Rabbi D, Butterscotch, and Shockwave.

Show Tickets: $10. Tickets to the Award Show and Dinner: $25
All performances, except for the Subway Series will be held at La MaMa.

Sunday, May 15 at 5pmHIP HOP SUBWAY SERIES

Go back to the roots of New York City Hip Hop with a traveling performance on the New York Subway system. Meet us at the TBA station and join us on the C train as we beat it uptown to Doug E Fresh’s restaurant at 135 Street, then follow us downtown to a performance of End of the Weak at the world famous Pyramid Club.

Monday, May 16 at 8pm, The ClubNYC STAND UP!

New York lays it down with some of the city’s hottest beatbox talent, including Kid Lucky, Grey Matter, Krussia, D-Cross and Shockwave. Come for the show and stay for the after-party at Bar 13, and show off your own freestyle talents.

Tuesday, May 17 at 8pm, The ClubTHEATER OF THE 5TH ELEMENT

Beatboxing gets dramatic with four original theater pieces performed by human beatboxers.
Featuring Tim Barsky, Yuri Lane, Verbal Ase and Kid Lucky

Wednesday, May 18 at 8pm, The Ellen Stewart TheatreWOMEN OF THE 5TH ELEMENT

Often unrecognized for their impact on human beatboxing, women are on the cutting edge of the art. Tonight we feature some of the leading women voices in beatboxing.
Featuring Butterscotch, Say Whut, LuckeyMonkey & Fat Tony and Itsrealight

Thursday, May 19 at 8pm, The Ellen Stewart TheatreHUMAN BEATBOX FESTIVAL AWARD SHOW

Join us Thursday night as we celebrate the creativity, positivity, and inspiration of Doug E. Fresh, as we present him with the first annual beatboxing award named for the man that helped pioneer the art form. Join us for pre-show cocktails and dinner at the Ellen Stewart Theater.