It's about time... TEDx Honolulu on 11.11.11 11.1.11 at the University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus Cupola Theater, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center. By invitation only and limited seating, apply to attend here: http://tedxhonolulu.org/register-to-attend/
Who Will Be Attending?
TEDxHonolulu are seeking attendees who are leaders in their field – and who can
make a strong contribution to the local TED community through their
energy, influence and connections to change the world.
What a productive last week and Father's Day weekend. It was anticipated on my calendar to be an intense week. On Thursday I taught 2 summer school classes early in the morning on the history and culture of beatboxing. Several students there remember when I performed at the school they graduated from several weeks prior. Before I came home from that adventure TEDxHonolulu uploaded and tagged me to their June auditions photo. That was when folks on Facebook made their voice heard. I want to thank…
Early last month I was a guest entertainer for the TEDxHonolulu (TEDxHNL) conference which took place at the Hawaii Convention Center. "TED" of "TEDx" is a acronym for "Technology, Entertainment, Design," and the "x" of "TEDx" represent "an independently organized TED event." TED's motto is "ideas worth spreading."
I want to thank Janel and Nari for accompanying me. Props to Ninja Nari for the vids:
This TEDTalks' video was filmed on February 2003 (though posted on October 2008), filmed more than a year before I started performing as a beatboxer. Now when I watch it again I find it to be inspiring hearing his snares, vocal turntable techniques, and style. He is quite original.
On May 14, 2009 my general manager sent me this video of James "AudioPoet" Burchfield. Prior to that I googled "beatbox poet" since I find myself mostly connected with the Hawaiʻi poetry scene (as opposed to …