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Happy Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2017 at 08:15AM

Happy Labor Day Weekend to you Jason Tom blog reader! Yes you! I commend each of you that has found your labor of love so that you can purpose each day that is directed toward your endeavor and goal in life. Maybe, you are discovering what your labor of love is today and right at this moment. What is my labor of love you ask? Most definitely, my labor of love is my faith in God, beatboxing, and mathematics, without a shadow of a doubt, it is my biggest passion and deeper is the purpose that propels me to serve others. Beneath it all, it's family, ʻohana, my Word of Life family, the body of Christ brothers and sisters, aloha, compassion, empathy, understanding, and a sense of community. Also being an uncle to my niece.

Speaking of Labor of love, I want to thank Ar…

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Her Math Tutor Can Dance

August 26, 2017 at 04:03AM

I want to thank those of you (and you know who you are) that made it to my Uplift opening showcase at Ala Moana Centerstage that also featured one of the new students of the Human Beatbox Academy and dancers of reLITE, Prisma Dance, Playground Dance Studio, and the Kazu Clan. You know I am a child of the 1980's, because I beatbox and moonwalk as though the 1980's were yesterday. My math tutee has a sense of humor in how she shared my video of my Uplift opener at Ala Moana Centerstage and her hashtag read, "my math tutor can dance." What? A mathematician who can beatbox and moonwalk and dance? Get out! That is unheard of, how is that logical? Yes, it is possible.

 

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Human Beatbox Academy at Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

August 26, 2017 at 02:48AM

Catch Jason Tom and the Human Beatbox Academy today, Saturday, August 26th, 2:30pm for the 2nd Annual Taste of Chinatown Honolulu at the Smith Beretania Park.

​And also those of you in attendance today could win tickets for today's and tomorrow's G12 Hawaii Conference: We Are the Light at the Neal Blaisdell Arena featuring conference speakers Pastor Art and Kuna Sepulveda, Pastor Cesar and Claudia Castellanos, Bishop Oriel Ballano, Pastor Bert Pretorius, Pastor Sara Castellanos, Soulfire Revolution Worship, and we don't want to miss this.... 

Saturday, August 26th
9am to 3pm (morning to afternoon session)
6pm to 9pm (evening session)

Sunday, August 27th
10am to 1pm (morning to afternoon session)
both dates at Neal Blaisdell Arena

Then this…

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reLITE Dance Crew And Jason Tom at Ala Moana Centerstage

August 14, 2017 at 02:45PM

THIS NOW IN! This Saturday, August 19th, Jason Tom will be opening for "Uplift" featuring the Playground Dance, Prisma Dance, reLITE Dance Crew, and the KAZU Clan at Ala Moana Centerstage from 3pm to 3:45pm,. Together, they will also present a dance contest. We'd love to see you there!

​When: Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time: 3pm to 3:45pm
Where: Ala Moana Centerstage
​Who and What: "Uplift" featuring the Playground, Prisma Dance, reLITE Dance Crew, KAZU, Jason Tom, and Dance Contest

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Summer Schoolers Learn How To Beatbox

July 1, 2017 at 03:27AM

Hawaii Baptist Academy summer school students learn how to beatbox....

NextNext Hawaii Music Contest Winners Announced

November 7, 2016 at 04:42PM

The Inaugural NextNext Music Competition and Charity Event sponsored by McDonald's owner-operators of Hawaii wrapped up with over 40 contestants and NextNext have announced the official winners! NextNext are going to award the Grand Prize for $5,000 and a recording contract offer with Amazing Record Co. to both Tahiti Rey and Emi Hart. Four 3rd Prizes for $1,000 to be awarded to Jason Tom, Brooks Maguire, the Fresh Preps, and Hook+Line. Four 4th Prizes for $500 to be awarded to Dennis and Christy Soares, Jonny Eureka, the Hollow Spheres, and Mikey Fiyah "the Messenjah."

Metro Cover Story

September 28, 2016 at 11:48PM

Be sure to grab your copy of the latest issue of Metro. Jason Tom is the cover featured story. Now on newsstands until Friday, September 30th.

Taste of Chinatown Honolulu

August 12, 2016 at 10:49AM


Join us for a free family friendly event in the heart of Chinatown! Sample tastings from the many new area chefs, browse artisan wares, engage in various keiki activities and take advantage of special offers available only on this day. Or just relax and enjoy cultural demonstrations and entertainment in a park setting.

Participating Eateries:
Artizen by MW
Downbeat Diner
Kan Zaman
Little Village
Pig and the Lady

Entertainment*:
10:45-11:15 Traditional Lion Blessing
11:30 - 11:50 Students from the Kalihi Community Center Ukulele Program
12:00 - 12:20 Emi Hart & Tim Ball
12:30 - 12:50 Ke Kani Nahe
1:00 - 1:20 Drawings, Prizes
1:30 - 1:50 Dancers Delite (Farrington & Kalakaua)
2:00 - 2:20 Ben and Maila
3:00 - 3:20 Au's Shaolin
3:30 - 3:50 Jason Tom…

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Harry and Cheryl Salem at Word of Life

May 16, 2016 at 08:02PM


Harry and Cheryl Salem are a powerhouse couple for Jesus, and their testimony of how God can bring victory through adversity is evident in their ministry. At a young age, Cheryl was involved in an accident that nearly took her life and left her crippled. After doctors told her she could never walk again, she defied all the odds and walked down the runway as she was crowned Miss America in 1980. Harry had a burdensome childhood at age 10 after his father passed away; leaving him with the mandate to be the man of the house for his mother and sisters. When both Harry and Cheryl encountered Jesus, their lives were never the same! You will be encouraged in the Word and strengthened in your faith as you hear the heart of God through the ministry and message of Harry and …

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Year Of The Horse

February 6, 2014 at 12:16AM

This year's Chinese New Year Festival was a success. I want to thank everyone who came out to Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Horse!

First Thursdays @ Fresh Cafe

September 9, 2013 at 03:15PM

Jason Tom & Kahlil @ Ong King Performing Arts Center

September 8, 2013 at 01:10PM

First Fridays Hawaii
Jason Tom (Honolulu) & Kahlil (New York City) at the Ong King Art Center
2nd Annual Back to School Kick Off

Rolling Like Thunder Interview

August 12, 2013 at 01:10PM

Rolling Like Thunder brand's exclusive interview with Jason Tom the Human Beatbox here

George Harrison - While My Guitar Gently Weeps

July 17, 2013 at 10:19PM

"While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)"
instrumental music cover by Jake Shimabukuro and Jason Tom

featuring TEDx Talks by Hawaii presenters (published on March 5, 2012)


Jason Tom and Jake Shimabukuro, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2006


Jason Tom, Jake Shimabukuro, and Andrew Jim in Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011

Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro is on a mission to revolutionize the world's perception of the ukulele. Starting out at a local coffee shop in Hawai‘i, Shimabukuro has swept onto the international stage, touring and recording with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Bette Midler, Jimmy Buffett, Ziggy Marley, Bela Fleck, and Cyndi Lauper. His unique rendition of George Harrison's, While My Guitar Gently Weeps has received over 9 million downloads on YouTube. Shimabukuro believe…

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After School Program

January 16, 2013 at 06:24PM

It's official!!! I will be offering a beatboxing (vocal percussion) class for an after school program on Oahu. Big thank you goes out to Shelly, the Human Beatbox Academy's Jocelyn and Noa and friends! Below is the beatboxing class as seen in the program's catalog.

Vocal Percussion - the Art of Beatboxing
Jason Tom is a walking, talking instrument; an energetic combination of drums, snare, vocals and synthesizer, all replicated using his voice.

Class Description - All Grades
It starts with a heartbeat. A person has an inner beat, melody, voice and rhythm from within that can be brought out through the art of vocal percussion. This class focuses on the expression, foundation, fundamentals, history, beats, rhythms, and techniques in beatboxing. Curriculum includes how …

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Skillz Hawaii 2012

September 26, 2012 at 04:30PM

New Image Productions proudly presents
Skillz Hawaii 2012
(official flyer out soon)

Hawaii's supreme 1 on 1 BBoy Battle (16 BBoys, 1 Journey).
1 Vs 1 Top 16 Hawaii
B-Girl Cypher Queen
3 VS 3 Crew Battles 
Oahu VS Maui/Kauai/Big Island

October 27th, 4-10PM
Fresh Cafe
831 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hawaii

POWERED BY:
New Image Productions
Pinoy Bboy the movie
Freelance
Follow the Leader Entertainment
Bboy City
more TBA

Girl Fest Hawaii 2012

February 15, 2012 at 11:19AM

Art - Conference - Film - Music - Performances
Sports
 - Workshops

DAILY SCHEDULES
Thurs 2/16 - Fri 2/17 - Sat 2/18 - Sun 2/19 - Mon 2/20

At-A-Glance Calendar (330kb)
Download a Full Festival Program PDF (3.6mb)

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The 8th Awesome Girl Fest Virtual Program 
Don't see the Program? - CLICK HERE

 


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Art Gallery

2/16 "Finding Light Out of the Darkness"

Thurs, Feb 16 - Mar 12 at Manifest - 32 North Hotel Street - Honolulu, HI 96817

Finding Light in the Darkness will take place at Manifest from February 16th 2012 through March
12th 2012. The artist r…

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Girl Fest Interview

October 28, 2011 at 04:50AM

Jason Tom featured in an exclusive interview for November's edition of Girl Fest Hawaii's monthly e-zine, "What's Going On." Sign up for the Girl Fest newsletter here.

Our Conscious Brothers
An Interview with Jason Tom
The "Human Beatbox"

Girl Fest loves its conscious brothers in the community working to equalize gender disparities between men and women as well as boys and girls. That's why we jumped at the chance to interview local Hip-Hop artist Jason Tom aka the "Human Beatbox." You may have seen him on stage busting out sounds that normally come out of machines, but you may not know that he also teaches his art to girls and boys-- not to mention he's our kind of man against violence!

GFH: Where did you grow up, what do you do (your passion), and who we…

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Dragon Upstairs

July 16, 2010 at 02:43PM

Photos by: Hiko Arasaki


Courtesy of the 808 Life:

My impromptu performance with B.Cap and Santino at the Dragon Upstairs with the Jazz Minds family. My performance was dedicated to Santino (one of my vocal heroes who I met at the Dragon Upstairs two years prior). I will miss you Santino! Thank you so much for all that you've mentored me about Santino! Your vocal skills blow my mind.

http://the808life.com/wordpress/2010/07/13/the-santino-revolution/

Mahalo!

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Hawaii x Japan Human Beatbox

April 1, 2010 at 02:47PM

Last week Jaytee of Good Life brought Japan's human beatbox Afra over for two shows at the Lotus Soundbar in Waikiki, Hawaii.


Hawaii's Human Beatbox Jason Tom and Japan's Human Beatbox Afra

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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

Way to go my friend! So proud of you Jason!!!

I'm so glad I got to see you perform Jason! You were awesome!

Dawg u get um no worries keep doin wut u love braddah

It was great seeing you perform and meeting new people.

Nice job! It's great seeing you do what you love!

Aloha Jason,

I can't thank you enough for sharing the work that we do for Kapi'o with your fan base. We appreciate when we get to share the stories of others with us, but also have more appreciation for when they share it with their loved ones and closest friends. Mahalo for all of your support, stay blessed!

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Child of the 1980's and child of God, #JasonTom, Hawaiʻi's Human Beatbox, is a Lifestyle Blogger on Music, Hip Hop & Faith. Be edified! #jasontomblog