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5th Annual Rice Fest

September 27, 2014 at 03:31PM

Come join us tomorrow for the 5th Annual Rice Fest from 11am to 5pm at Ward Centers, this Sunday, September 28th, 2014. I will be posted near the main stage near Farmer's Market across Ward Warehouse. I will be sharing a set with ukulele trio Heart & Soul and I will debut a brand new live beatbox set of new material and compositions. I will also make a special announcement. Pre-orders for "Soar Like An Eagle" will be taken at this event.

Entertainment & Activities

2014 Tentative Schedule:
(Times and activities may change)

11:00am Rice Fest Begins!
(Hosted by 94.7 KUMU’s “Bruddah” Bryan)
11:05am-11:35am Entertainment by EMKE
11:40am-11:55am 1st Celebrity & Chef Cooking Demo featuring Sheraton Waikiki’s Chef Colin Hazama & 2001 Miss Hawaii & OC16 The Pet Hui host Denby Dung – “Black Vinegar Braised Pork Belly”
12:00pm-12:25pm Ukulele performance by Jody Kamisato & the Ukulele Super Kids
12:30pm-12:55pm Entertainment by Honoka & Azita
1:00pm-1:25pm Taiko Drumming performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
1:30pm-1:55pm Entertainment by Streetlight Cadence
2:00pm-2:30pm Entertainment by Heart & Soul featuring Hawaii’s Human Beatbox Jason Tom
2:35pm-2:50pm 2nd Celebrity & Chef Cooking Demo featuring OC16 Hawaiian Grown Kitchen chef & host Grant Kawasaki & KHON2’s Manolo Morales
2:50pm-2:55pm A word from our beneficiary: Lanakila Pacific
3:00pm-3:30pm 5th Annual SPAM® Musubi Eating Contest
3:30pm-4:00pm Guinness World Record™ for Largest Loco Moco – Official Weigh-In
4:00pm-5:00pm HiSessions presents Entertainment by Kapena
5:00pm Rice Fest Concludes
All Day (11am-5pm)
  • Brown Rice Donation Centers – Brown Rice and monetary donations will be accepted for Lanakila Meals on Wheels at the Lanakila Pacific / Info booth, Oceanic Time Warner Cable booth, Channel808 booth, and VH07V booth
  • Guinness World Record™ attempt – Construction of the world’s Largest Loco Moco in an attempt to set the Guinness World Record™ of 500kg (1,102.31 lbs)!
  • Live Stream (feed provided by Channel808.tv)
  • FREE WiFi – Mahalo to Oceanic Time Warner Cable for providing complimentary TWC WiFi throughout the course of the event!

See detailed descriptions below:

Celebrity & Chef Cooking Demonstrations
Watch with excitement as local chefs team up with local celebrities to put on tantalizing cooking demonstrations featuring rice.

Attempt to set the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s Largest Loco Moco
We will attempt to set the Guinness World Record™ for the world’s Largest Loco Moco (500kg or 1,102.31 lbs) at this year’s Rice Fest. Come and witness the spectacle for yourself.

5th Annual Da SPAM Musubi Eating Contest
Think you got what it takes to be on the next episode of Kanak vs. Food? Battle your will against other kanak attackers in Da SPAM Musubi Eating Contest. The contestant who downs the most SPAM Musubis in 3 minutes wins! Returning champ “Uncle Rodney” is ready to take you down!

Official Rice Donation Center
Rice donation centers will be on site to collect your generous brown rice and monetary donations for our beneficiary Lanakila Meals on Wheels, so bring your brown rice with you to the event! There will be collection areas at the Lanakila Pacific / Info booth, Oceanic Time Warner Cable booth, Channel808 booth and the VH07V booth.

FREE WiFi
Thanks to the great folks at Oceanic Time Warner Cable, Rice Fest will have complimentary TWC WiFi coverage throughout the event grounds!

Other Activities
» Numerous food trucks and vendors serving up their most popular rice dishes
» Live Music
» Cultural performances
» Keiki Zone
» and much, much more!

Don’t miss it!

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This is so awesome. I can't wait to see it and see what God has in store for you.

So awesome Jason!! Can't wait to see it!!

So Excited . Can't wait to see it !

Continue to do what you love and to fulfill God’s calling on your life. Can’t wait to see it!

Good job homie! Keep doing you! And keep up the good work!!

Hey, sharp! Can’t wait for the episode. Pretty stoked to see what you do there. My friend’s @hi sessions are so dope. Glad they brought you on!

Cheers!

Hey Jason,
Glad to see you still performing! Keep up the good work! Hopefully, you'll come back to the Bay area soon!

love the caption "Her math tutor can dance". :)

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! He must be so proud of you. Thank you for your labor of love to your students and to the community.

Happy labor day,
Interesting read.

Jason you are awesome, so focused and committed to your craft and compelled to share and educate others. Human Beatbox Academy?!?! WHAT!?! Amazing, I didn't even know. Keep it up, look forward to our future encounters my friend.

Amazing performance of dance using sound and body. Your have an amazing flow.
Keep sharing that talent of yours!

Yup bro yu are awesome as I am big fan of beat box and yu ar beatboxer as I am fan of yu tool.

That was amazing!!! Beatboxing and doing the moonwalk at the same time!!! Mind-blown dude!

Amazing job. proud of yah bud. keep it up

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I venerate our US Veterans and those serving in our Armed Forces! When I received that call to visit and perform for and honor our American Veterans at US Vets Barber's Point Kapolei. No doubt, do I not just answer that call, I settle that call. I met an incredible veteran by the name of Charles with great focus and head on his shoulders and with words of edification and encouragement he and I prayed for one another. Thank you Nicole Lam, Prisma Dance, and to our great US Veterans. To those who served our country, I salute you great men and women for having served our great and beautiful nation called America. To those who are currently serving in our Armed Forces in the army, navy, air force, coastal guard, and marine corps, I too honor, venerate and I appreciate your service and I too salute you brave men and women.

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So great to reunite with Angela Keen! Tonight, I had an honor to volunteer my time at Shriners Hospital for Children with Prisma Dance as we cheered the young patients there up. I beatboxed and danced for them and offered beatbox lessons. They rocked the microphone and all. They were incredible! I loved every moment, especially when one of the patients in his wheelchair rocked the beatboxing on my microphone and my dance buddy Henry danced to his beatboxing. That was something I had not seen in all 13 of my years performing live. It was rewarding to see their smiles and the patients enjoying himself and herself. All of the dancers did great too from ballet, jazz, acrobatics to hip hop, and our dance contest. I loved it all!

As for Angela Keen, growing up in Honolulu I watched her as a news anchor and I didn't think then that she'd one day interview me at the First Inaugural TEDx Honolulu Conference years back. She asked me great questions. She also knows my good friend Jody Kamisato and I told her he said, \
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Staying productive with the beatboxing....
I've performed for and spoken at...
- Bboy Reunion at Pure Nightclub
- First Friday at Downbeat Lounge
- Rising Melody at Downbeat Lounge
- Kick Butts Day at Hawaii State Capitol
- Revive Christian Fellowship at Iolani School
- Friday Night Flow at Inspire Church Waikele
- Boy Scouts at Iolani School
- Skillz Talk at Pure Nightclub
- Hawaii Baptist Academy
- Sung a song dedicated to my father & spoke at my father's funeral
- 1212 Session Hawaii at Kewalo Basin Kakaako .
- Hawaii Baptist Academy
- Prisma Dance Summer Intensive II
- 6th Annual Pacific Ink & Art Expo at Neal Blaisdell Cente
- Uplift at Ala Moana Centerstage .
- 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown at the Smith Beretania Park .
- HI Sessions Shoot .
- 3rd Annual Moon Festival at Chinatown Cultural Plaza Moongate St .
- US Vets at Barber's Point Kapolei .
- First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

I will perform for a hospital and high school reunion party next week. I am grateful to be booked 'til December 2018 as my work is far from done and I am always working on music with my voice called beatboxing. I will meet with clients in the coming weeks to discuss potential tours, endeavors, performances, projects, and what not.

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First Inaugural Rock The School Bells Hawaii Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus.