Art And Flea Do What You Love Series: Jason Tom Human Beatbox
Meet Jason Tom. He's a local beatboxer who has been mastering human percussion for more than a decade. The vocals and sounds he is able to generate from his voice box is extraordinary. It's his passion.
Produced/Edit/Directed by: Pete Ulatan for ULATAN.COM | THISISRNDR.COM
Cinematography/Sound Engineer: Chris Balidio for THISISRNDR.COM
Supporting Footage: Pete Ulatan
Photos from: Jason Tom (Jasontom.com)
Special Thanks: Contrast Magazine, Diverse Art Center
This Thursday, March 27th, 2014, 5pm-11pm, will be Art And Flea Boom Bap, a 90's Hip Hop themed event on 449 + 445 Cooke Street (a warehouse near Fisher's Hawaii in Kakaako). I will perform a beatbox set, facilitate a beatbox workshop, and be hosting/judging a beatbox battle. After all that, I will also be performing with Diverse Art Center. In addition to the beatbox battle there will also be an emcee battle, graffiti battle, bboy/bgirl battle, and dj scratch battle for the 5 element challenge. There will be prizes from In4mation, Diverse Art Center, Kicks HI, Lightsleepers, HNL Kendama, Crappy Kids, and more. You can pre-register at http://artandflea.com/content/art-flea-5-element-challenge/
Starting 2013 I simultaneously performed on 2 school tours in Hawaii. Last Friday we wrapped up the 2013-2014 Say Yes To Purpose tour at Moanalua High School's Drug Free Assembly. As part of the Diverse Art Center segment of the assembly the Academy of Hype and I were featured. During my portion the Waikiki Bboys, bboy Solid, and bboy JoshSkittle (Beat Rock Krew) collaborated with me. Mahalo to Moanalua High School for having us! Below is footage of our collaboration:
This Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 5PM to 10PM is the 1st Annual Art+Flea Mililani event at Rec Center 5. I will be there to represent the Human Beatbox Academy and to perform with the Diverse Art Center. See you there!
Jason Tom (presenter at TEDxHonolulu) and Philosophy of the Shell Shock dance crew (presenters at TEDxWaiakea) collaborate on "Vocal Groove," beatboxing and popping collaborative presentation at the Honolulu Design Center's Cupola Theatre. Ideas worth spreading.
I performed on October 6, 2013 at the Hawaii State Capitol for the 20th Annual Children and Youth Day. It was a challenging one since there were some sound technicalities and a neighboring event that drowned me out. I could barely hear myself while performing, audience could barely hear me as well, but I went with it nonetheless. Also featured Keanu in action. Here's a video that recently surfaced (mahalo to Natalie):
Shout out to Freelance brand! I was fitted with the Freelance brand Wavy snapback and its Been Wavy shirt combo.
Stoked! Look what arrived in the mail today in Honolulu: the AKG BBB DFive dynamic supercardioid microphone. It's the official beatbox battle microphone, a tool for world champions. The AKG BBB DFive is a microphone designed specifically for the multivocal art known as beatboxing.
Earlier this week I cruised with the Freelance Brand fam (shout out to model Keshia Mieko) after a performance and @honozooloo snapped photos of us in Waikiki. I'm laced with Freelance's brand new Plumeria 5 panel leather bill (with an original Aloha olioli underbill, only 50 made), black on black hoody, and red backpack. The other new addition is the raw denim snapback with three interchangeable patches. You can get your's at Sera's Surf and Shore (Ala Moana Shopping Center), iKandy Hawaii, 88 Tees, and more. While out in Waikiki, Whoop and I also did a spontaneous video for Instagram here. #freelancebrand #freelancefam