Harlem, we are all cordially invited to attend the V.I.P. reception of the world premier screening of the film, “American Beatboxer” The documentary hits the stage at the Schomburg Research Center on May 15th in Harlem, NYC.
“American Beatboxer” tells the story of the first ever, American Beatboxing Championship, shot during the summer of 2010, at Littlefield Performance and Art Space in Brooklyn. Contestants of all races from the United States competed, down to eight finalists. This documentary honors the evolution of Beatboxing juxtaposed against the final day of competition to crown the first American beat boxing champion.
The event is free by RSVPing in advance to AmericanBeatboxerRSVP@gmail.com. Below are all the details to attend:
DATE: Wednesday, May 15th
TIME: Reception–5:30-6:30 pm; Screening–7-8:30 pm; Q&A–8:30-9:30pm
LOCATION: The Schomburg Center, 515 Lenox Avenue & 135th St.
I was at the premier at the Schomburg and was quiet surprised
that beat boxing was only now being regarded in America!
The film itself was well made and kept you drawned in. The skills that were shown from the contestants were awe inducing; left me to wonder -how did he/she/ they do that!?
What solidified my appreciation for the art of vocal percussion (Beat Boxing) and the movie is the awesome work that’s being done at the Lavelle School for the Blind and the outreach to the hearing impeared. During the panel discussion it was shared that deaf humans would react with such enthusiam to beat boxing because of the vibration that’s produced through the rhyme! This in itself put a huge smile on my face and touched my spirit. Please go out and see this movie once it’s on the screens and please learn more about the art of vocal percussion…beat boxing. It’s dope! ~cheers~akR