“American Beatboxer” screening at the People’s Film Festival – Maysles Cinema this Saturday

You would think that Beatboxing is more popular in the United States than abroad, but that is not the case. The film “American Beatboxer”, screening at The People’s Film Festival this Saturday June 1st, explores this theme and tells the story of Beatboxing.  Go catch the 9:30pm showing at Maysles Cinema – 343 Lenox Ave. (Malcom X Blvd) between 127th & 128th street in Harlem.

American Beatboxer

American Beatboxer – Trailer)

On July 31, 2010, in Brooklyn, New York, the first ever American Beatbox Championship took place. Beatboxers and beatbox fans from all over the world converged at Littlefield, Performance and Art space, in Brooklyn, New York to witness and participate in this historical event. Contestants of all races from the north, south, east and west coast of the United States competed. Now it’s down to the eight finalists! This documentary honors the evolution of Beatboxing juxtaposed against the final day of competition to crown the first American beat boxing champion. On the judging panel are Rahzel himself, the “King of Noise”, Parrish Smith of EPMD, as well as Jerobi White of A Tribe Called Quest! Directed by Manauvaskar Kublall and produced by Richard McKeown, this film documents one of the most neglected genres of Hip Hop culture and placing it in its rightful place in Hip Hop history as well as an American art form. The awesome soundtrack is provided by the multi-talented finalist, Maximillion and Fullee Loaded Productions. On the judging panel are Rahzel himself, the “King of Noise”, Parrish Smith of EPMD, as well as Jerobi White of A Tribe Called Quest! Featured performers are W.B.A. founder and film co-producer, Chesney Snow, from the U.K., and host, Hobbit and the one and only Beatbox trailblazer, Rahzel!