Hawaii's Human Beatbox Jason Tom performing for Trilogy II at Fresh Cafe Kakaako!
Photo credit: Eric Baranda of Frolic Hawaii
I am saddened to hear of the recent closing of Fresh Cafe Kakaako and Fresh Cafe Downtown! The downtown location was where the Honolulu Star-Advertiser interviewed me for a Today cover feature. I've also beatboxed there for First Fridays and other events. I remember it like it was yesterday when I beatboxed at one of the Kakaako location's first hip-hop events Last Call (2009), Freelance Brand's Apex (2010) & Trilogy II (2012), National Dance Week Hawaii All-Style Battle (2011), and Hawaii Slam's First Thursdays Poetry Slam & Open Mic (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015).
Here I am beatboxing for HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays at Fresh C…
Biggie Gz and Jason Tom in the MMA Hawaii octagon (Aloha Tower Waterfront).
This Hawaii beatbox demo features footage from... - Honolulu Twestival at the Venue - APEX at the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii - Cover story video shoot at the Honolulu Advertiser building's freight elevator - Shaka Talk episode #5 on Olelo 52 - TEDxHonolulu at the Hawaii Convention Center - Corporate party at the Ilikai Hotel Waikiki - Opening for Blue Scholars at the UH Manoa Center for Hawaiian Studies - Graduation party at Hanapepe Neighborhood Center (Kauai) - Music With A Message tour at Pearl City High School - StarletShay interview at the Human Beatbox Academy - Interview at the Diverse Art Center - HawaiiSlam performance at Fresh Café - Santino's Party at the Dragon Upstairs - TEDxHonolulu i…
1vs1 Winner, wins a trip to Tour & represent themselves & Hawaii as a bboy in the Philippines and neighboring countries in Asia
Judge Panel:REVEAL/Killafornia,TOYZ/Lionz of Zion,ARK/808 Breakers
QUALIFIED Bboys for SKILLZ HAWAII 2012,Honolulu,Hawaii
3.Josh Skittles/Beat Rock Krew(Oahu)
4.PYRO/Angels of Death(Maui)
6.Kid Soul/Shock Therapy Crew(Big Island)
7.Kid Karma/Bad Habitz / A Tribe of Movement(Maui)
8.JOVEE THE TIGER Mindtrix USB/SupremeTeam/A.B.C/SupremeRascals
9. Nas-Burn/Pink Pebbles(Kauai)
10.L.T-Boogie/Lionz of Zion(Oahu)
12.Alien Flamingo/Pink Pebbles(Kauai)
Jason Tom, 29, is a beatboxer whose unique sounds landed him in the world of slam poetry. He has been involved with slam poetry for six years now. Tom's intersection of beatboxing and slam poetry makes him a special breed in Chinatown. He said that the beauty of the two art forms is that both utilize the human voice.
Tom lives in the heart of Chinatown and he draws inspiration from the streets and people. His favorite place to watch his fellow slam poets is Fresh Cafe on Queen Street. Fresh Cafe hosts HawaiiSlam, the hottest event on First Thursdays to enjoy the poetry and some friendly competition. He has learned a lot of life lessons from the spiritually and highly philosophical elements of slam…
Two out of the 20 picked are shows/events I'm also performing for: Diverse Art Center at Ala Moana Centerstage
If you go shopping for sales on the day after Christmas, check out a performance by the talented representatives of Diverse Art Center, a network of local artists, dancers and filmmakers who offer classes and work…