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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

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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/

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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.

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The God of Small Things
The Island Beneath the Sea
The Infinite Plan
One Straw Revolution
The War of Art
Peace is Every Step
The Little Book of Talent
The Red Tent
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Moloka'i
The Epic Tale of Hi'iakaikapoliopele
The Artist's Way
The Creative Habit

*The Bible

*Malcolm Gladwell's books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things can make a Big Difference. — (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. — (2008). Outliers: The Story of Success. — (2009). What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. — (2013).

*Books by C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.

*Books by Shawn Bolz: God Secrets: A Life Filled with Words of Knowledge, Translating God

*Books by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend: Boundaries, Boundaries for Leaders, and Safe People

There are soooooooo many others I could list! I LOVE to read!

Well, here are some of my favorite classics: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Some great non-fiction books about the dance culture I love include Foundation by Joseph Schloss, which is an excellent book about NYC B-boy/B-girl or breaking/breakdance culture, Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang, which is a great historical analysis of American Hip Hop culture, and The Underground is Massive by Michelangelo Mathos, an amazing history of electronic dance music culture. Happy reading everyone :)

Enders Game, The Great Gatsby, Of Men and Mice, Maximum Ride. I need to read more books. I haven't read so long Bc I've been attached to the ones I've already read.

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Jason You're amazing guy! Huge congrats from Poland!

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Jason definitely deserves an auditorium of his own. He done a lot promoting the arts(especially beat-boxing) and inspiring people like myself to enjoy and constantly try to perfect an art and have an unstoppable mindset.

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Congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you, Jason!!! How awesome and totally wicked would that be! I know you've worked really hard and is always inspiring people all over the world. You do you and keep up the great work. Dreams do come true and good things do happen to good people!

Now wouldn't that be something! Your art has definitely touched lives. I look forward to the day it gets built. I'll be excited for that sam choy aquatic center also :D

Aye that's lit. Keep doing what you're doing and you're putting a positive influence to a lot people

Jason Tom is a one-of-a-kind individual. During my sophomore year of high school, I remember watching him beatbox for our school for just a few minutes and was blown away by the amount of talent he was able to showcase in just that limited amount of time. Fast forward about three years or so, I was looking to write a feature story of a KCC alumnus/alumna for the KCC newspaper and came across Jason's name online. He was quick to respond to me when I reached out to him, and he was very interested in being featured. I got the chance to interview him, and couldn't believe the stories that he had to share with me. Over a two hour period, I was able to learn a lot about who Jason was, and he has proved to me that anybody can make it in life when even in the toughest situations. His humor and charismatic nature really bring his personality to life, and I blows me away to know that he has a positive impact on the community not only through his beatboxing but also through his words. Jason is inspiring, and I'm glad that I got to chat with him and share his story with many others and beyond.

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A child of the 1980's and child of God, Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, read Charlie's Victory, Moonwalk, Comeback & Beyond, Change Your Story.