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Jason Tom (譚志豪)

Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox

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Awaken to Conquer

August 2, 2014 at 12:13AM

You can still join us at the G12 Hawaii Conference "Awaken To Conquer." Today, Saturday, August 2nd, I will be beatboxing for the Pre-Concert Rally For Youth at 5:00PM. After that, doors open at 5:30PM for the Soulfire Revolution Concert at 6:00PM. Come and join us! It'll be a blessed time! You can register for free at http://www.g12hawaiiconference.eventbrite.com

Pastors Art and Kuna Sepulveda, Pastors Cesar and Claudia Castellanos, Pastor Rich Witmer, Pastor Bert Pretorius, and more will be there.

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki Recap

June 20, 2014 at 12:17AM

Dane Neves (of Not Another Puppet Show) and I shot my Beatbox Battle TV video at Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside (a location recommended by Craig Garcia) on the morning of ARTafterDARK Rakugaki. The "Jason Tom from Hawaii - Freestyle - Beatbox Battle TV" video has over 12,000+ views and counting. I want to thank everyone who has been sharing, liking, and commenting my Beatbox Battle TV video. Your support means a lot! It's the first time Hawaii and an Asian American is featured on the Beatbox Battle TV YouTube Channel. It's also the second Hawaii beatbox video to be featured on the Beatbox Battle TV website. I want to thank Beatbox Battle for reaching out and supporting Hawaii beatboxing.

After shooting that video I prepared for ARTafterDARK RaKugaki. That event itself was a success. Attendance exceeded the Honolulu Museum of Art's capacity of 2,000 with over 2,233 that came out, and this is an ARTafterDARK record high for 2014. I want to thank God, my fans, supporters, the organizers, the dancers, and more! Also I want to thank Cherry Lei, Kealoha, PRV, and Diamond Inouye for our collaborations. Below are some of the event photos by photographer Joe Marquez of the Smoking Camera:

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki

Jason Tom ARTafterDARK performance footage by Poohko Hawaii

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
Skill Roy of Rock Steady Crew Hawaii

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
B-boy Hi-Jack

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
Dawson rocking the dance floor.

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
Gogo dancer Cherry Lei

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
Jason Tom on stage

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
Chocolate Reign b-boy freeze

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
Funky T popping

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
Jason Tom and Cherry Lei

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki
Jason Tom and Cherry Lei

More photos here.

Jason Tom featured on Beatbox Battle TV

June 7, 2014 at 05:22PM

Jason Tom featured on Beatbox Battle TV:

#Jammin II at Minato Japanese Restaurant

June 5, 2014 at 02:24PM

Come join me this Friday for #Jammin II at Minato Japanese Restaurant, 6:30pm.

12th Avenue Hawaii & Ukulele Hale 
Presents #Jammin at Minato Japanese Restaurant

#Jammin II: "Tacky Aloha Friday"
June 6th, 2014 @ 6:30pm 
Live Music, Ono Food, & Fun Games and Prizes! 
FREE Admission! 

Starring:
Students of UkuleleHaleHonoka & Azita & Jason Tom Hawaii's Human Beatbox!

Instagram: @12thavenuehawaii @ukulelehale

ARTafterDARK Rakugaki

May 23, 2014 at 12:44PM

Next Friday, May 30th is ARTafterDARK Rakugaki (Japanese for "graffiti") at the Honolulu Museum of Art. 6pm-9pm. Admission is free to Museum members and $10 for non-members. I am headlining this ARTafterDARK as a live music act and I will be performing two sets. I go on at 7pm and 7:30pm. This ARTafterDARK will be epic!

ARTafterDARK:
'Rakugaki' information

Graffiti meets classic Japanese art. Presented by Iichiko.

 

ART

• Explore the exhibition Light from Shadow: Gold in Japanese Art and participate in an art activity in the gallery for a chance to win a Honolulu Museum of Art prize pack

• See Rubinson Intong create wall art and watch Brady Evans draw manga.

• Make stamp art with artist Chad Watanabe

ENTERTAINMENT

• DJ Mr Nick + DJ Betty Tsuji

• Multimedia artist VIZ's latest video installation

• Break dancer Josh Sevellino + human beatbox Jason Tom

FOOD + DRINK:

Savor Japanese street fare like misoyaki beef skewers, yakitori noodles, and gyoza, and graze at a sushi station
Try specially created Iichiko cocktails, featuring their new product line.

PARKING

Just a reminder—ARTafterDARKers can park in the following locations:
1) FREE: Street parking on Beretania and Kinau Street from 6pm.
2) $5: Up to five hours, $2 for each additional 30 minutes or fraction thereof. The lot behind the Honolulu Museum of Art School (1111 Victoria St.), entrances on Beretania and Young streets. NOTE: lot closes promptly at 11pm.
3) $5 at the First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on the corner of Beretania and Victoria streets. NOTE: lot closes promptly at 10pm.

 

Beatroot at Easy Music Center

May 23, 2014 at 12:32PM

I will make a guest appearance on stage at this month's Beatroot 2014 qualifier 4/6 (Hawaii Producers Battle Beat vs Beat) next week Thursday, May 29th at the Easy Music Center. 5-7pm, FREE, and all ages.

Art And Flea Do What You Love Series Jason Tom Human Beatbox

March 22, 2014 at 11:11AM

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

Art And Flea Boom Bap

March 22, 2014 at 10:46AM

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/

Beatboxing at Diverse Art

March 13, 2014 at 01:26PM

Beatboxing class at the Diverse Art Center (inside the old Comp USA/Auto Mart USA building across Restaurant Row) in Kakaako every Wednesday.

Moanalua Drug Free Assembly

February 6, 2014 at 12:32AM

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:

Art+Flea Mililani

February 6, 2014 at 12:23AM

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!

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