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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.

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