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June 1, 2006

2006 West Coast Open Beatbox Battle

A very talented friend of mine, Mike 'eachbox' Tinoco will be performing his hypnotic saucy vocal beatsBox'ing during the festivities below, if your in the Bay Area and have yet to experience a Vowel Movement show, here is your chance!

As part of The Vowel Movement's 3rd Anniversary, we are proud to present:

A weekend festival of beatboxing...

Featuring grammy-award winning beatboxer Scratch from The Roots!

Friday, June 9 - Berkeley
and
Saturday, June 10 - San Francisco

Please note that there will not be a Tuesday show in June.

Friday, June 9 - 2006 West Coast Open Beatbox Battle

Witness the Bay Area's best beatboxers go head-to-head for cash & gear prizes! If you're a beatboxer that is interested in entering the battle, please email us for information on how to participate.

Featuring: The West Coast's best beatboxers!

With Exhibitions by: Kid Beyond, The Genie, Tim Barsky, The Kid (NYC), and more!

Where:
Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 525-5099

When:
Friday, June 9th | 9:00PM

Cost:
$10 in advance | $12 at door

All ages


Saturday, June 10 - The Beat Movement feat. Scratch

This show will undoubtedly be the Vowel Movement's biggest at their residency, Studio Z. With powerful performances by The Vowel Movement's biggest acts, nothing more could top it off but to have Scratch of the legendary Roots crew in the house. Come party & celebrate with us to some phat beats!

Featuring performances by: Scratch, Kid Beyond, Eachbox, Tim Barsky, Infinite, Soulati, Syzygy, Jaw Prohpetic, Butterscotch, Cornbread, Monkstilo, Constant Change, The Kid (NYC), Baysic Project (Bboy/Bgirl Dance Company) and more!

Where:
Studio Z
314 11th Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 252-7100

When:
Saturday, June 10th | 9:00PM

Cost:
$13 in advance | $15 at door

Ages 21+ only

To purchase advanced tickets, please click here.

Wait, so what is The Vowel Movement?

Beatboxing is the art of making rhythms, grooves and sound effects using the human voice. This "fifth element of hip hop" originated in the early 80's — on street corners, in stairwells, schoolyards, and small clubs — and has been underground for years. Now, in the same way that DJ'ing and turntablism swept the world in the 90's, beatboxing is exploding.

The Vowel Movement was created to support the art of beatboxing in the Bay Area and beyond. Each month, The Vowel Movement features some of the best beatboxers in the Bay Area; sets up collaborations with instrumentalists, vocalists, poets, breakdancers, and other performers; and provides an open mike for new talent.

That's the Vowel Movement. We've got beatboxers of all kinds: black heads, white heads, Asian heads, Hispanic heads, male heads, female heads, high-school heads, Gen X, Y, & Z heads. And the audiences are as diverse as the performers.

You never know who'll drop by — legendary rappers like Black Sheep and P.E.A.C.E. from Freestyle Fellowship, beatbox theatre from the Felonious crew, national talent like Chicago's Yuri Lane and NYC's Kid Lucky.

The Movement is growing. Ignore it at your unfunky peril.

  

Posted by dschnee at June 1, 2006 8:38 AM