Skip to content

Beatbox in you community

10 March, 2009

Young people in London are often feared and associated with anti-social behaviour, so any project that’s working to give them a space for creativity deserves to be explored. How about making a little noise about this issue? How about a little beatboxing to build some bridges?

UK beatboxer Shlomo (of Foreign Beggars) feels that this urban art form can bring an element of social cohesion. In this short piece he talks about the Beatbox Academy Allstars, in which the participants seem inspired from their experiences in learning vocal percussion techniques. I guess the arts can be powerful in affecting the human spirit, a little less anxiety, a lot more hope for these guys certainly.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 5 July, 2009 05:11

    Correction – the video is at

  2. 7 April, 2009 17:15

    Hi Denise, thanks for the comment, your documentary is really inspirational!

  3. Rayyan permalink
    7 April, 2009 17:14

    Powerful documentary

  4. 3 April, 2009 21:19

    ‘Allah’u’Abha’ Afshin!!!
    Beatbox is fabulous! What a great project.
    I work at San Quentin State Prison with a violence prevention program (facilitated by inmates) and music is a big part of healing and personal transformation for these men.
    To give this gift and tool to children early on will help many avoid the disparate path. Thank you.
    Here’s a link to a documentary in progress about how music helps men in prison find hope and transformation.

    Much love,

    Denise B
    California US

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: