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In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

December 9, 2016 at 01:52AM

In Search Of The Chinese Kid That Raps | MC Jin | TEDxUCSD

 

Nicole Paris and Ed Cage: A beatboxing lesson from a father-daughter duo

December 11, 2015 at 10:56AM


Nicole Paris was raised to be a beatboxer — when she was young, her father, Ed Cage, used to beatbox her to sleep at night. Now the duo is known for their beatbox battles and jam sessions, which mix classic rap beats with electronic dance sounds. Prepare yourself for a bit of a hip-hop history lesson, and enjoy the show.

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Rock Your Poetry

December 15, 2011 at 07:00PM

Two nights ago, I did an opening beatbox performance for the Rock Your Body Fashion Dance Benefit at the SoHo Mixed Media Bar presented by National Dance Week Hawaii and Dancers Unlimited. Here I am rocking the Far East Movement x Subcrew cap, the O.W.W.L (One World With Love) shirt and my Radii 420 Top sneakers.


Jason Tom at Rock Your Body Fashion Dance Benefit photo by Tracy Chan of Nonstop Honolulu

I also met an AliveNotDead friend Sergio (Far East Movement and Subcrew also have AliveNotDea…

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TEDxHONOLULU Highlight Reel

December 14, 2011 at 08:01PM

TEDxHonolulu 2011 Highlight Reel featuring ukulele music by Jake Shimabukuro (his rendition of the George Harrison Beatles' classic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and beatboxing by Jason Tom. 

Also featuring presentations by Susan Cox also known as Green Power Girl, Kealoha, Jason Tom, Jake Shimabukuro, Jason Mateo, Dr. Robert Hong, Dr. Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele, Amy & Herb, math teachers Sean Briel & Dan Nash, Robbie Alm, Sig & Kuha'o, New Hope's iPad Band, fish nerd Dr. Richard Pyle, …

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Happy Birthday Jason Tom

November 21, 2011 at 07:31PM

I want to thank everyone that have wished me or are wishing me a happy birthday! I am grateful for every day that I am alive, breathing and beatboxing. Peace, love and beatboxing! Many blessings, prosperity, and happiness to all! -Jason Tom

Edit: Also on my birthday my presentation "Vocal Groove" at the TEDxHonolulu conference have been uploaded. Check it out, support it on YouTube and share it with your friends, peers, family, cats, dogs, pets and friends and everyone you know!


P.S. Mahal…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 3

November 20, 2011 at 06:53PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 3 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 1 and set 2. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Pr…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 2

November 20, 2011 at 06:50PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 2 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of  connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 1 and set 3. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered…

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Jason Tom TEDxHonolulu Photostream Set 1

November 20, 2011 at 06:45PM

Here is the flickr photostream set 1 of my TEDxHonolulu presentation "Vocal Groove." I also brought in my surprise guest popper Philosophy of Shell Shock (he and his dance group also presented at TEDxWaiakea) and it was my way of connecting to two TEDx's of Hawaiʻi (island of Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi) through time and travel. Also posted is my TEDxHonolulu presentation photostream set 2 and set 3. Hope you enjoy!

Shout out to George Carroll (we share the same birthday), Kaala Souza, Empowered Pr…

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TEDxHonolulu It's About Time

October 23, 2011 at 06:58PM

8 days and counting until the "SOLD OUT" TEDxHonolulu 2011 conference at the Cupola Theatre of the Honolulu Design Center. Here is the TEDxHonolulu "It's About Time..." promo video:

Earlier today I checked out the Season's Best Craft and Gift Fair at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and I picked up these fresh watches from the Zionic O-Series, one in white on my right wrist and one in blue on my left wrist. Classy with a modern fashionable twist. Love it!


Check out Zionic's O-Series watches an…

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Up To Date

August 28, 2011 at 08:37AM

Here's an update from my last entry and more, the TEDx Honolulu 2011 "It's About Time" conference have officially rescheduled and relocated. It is now on 11.1.11 (Tuesday, November 1st, 2011) at the Cupola Theater, 2nd floor of the Honolulu Design Center. Be sure to apply to attend for a possible invitation, limited to 100 guests for a live experience of "ideas worth spreading." Also sponsors interested apply here.


Here is a shout out to Shay, she got A-Profiled by AArisings' Nelson Wong! Incr…

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It's about time...

August 13, 2011 at 06:25AM

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.

You wi…

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Father's Day Weekend

June 21, 2011 at 08:20PM

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…

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TEDxHonolulu

December 4, 2009 at 12:24AM

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."

Courtesy of Ed Morita of Grilled Cornbread LLP Courtesy of Ed Morita of Grilled Cornbread LLP

I want to thank Janel and Nari for accompanying me.  Props to Ninja Nari for the vids:

TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (performance)

TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (i…

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Jason Tom TEDxHNL

November 4, 2009 at 11:16AM

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 …

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