Beatboxing workshop with CHESNEY SNOW


Saturday, October 25, 2014, 4:00pm


Hiphop Archive and Research Institute, Hutchins Center

chesney snowExperience the history and art of beatboxing, or vocal percussion—producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voice—at this workshop and “beatboxing battle” led by Chesney Snow, an award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, co-sponsored by Harvard’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.

Space is limited; RSVP to Deena Anderson, Snow is executive producer of the documentary American Beatboxer which will be screened at Askwith Lecture Hall at the Graduate School of Education on Friday, October 24, at 5:30 pm; admission is free (RSVPs are not required).

Chesney Snow starred in the Primary Stages’ off-Broadway hit “In Transit,” which received the most nominations of any Off-Broadway musical of the 2010-2011 season. He is co-founder of the World Beatbox Association, producers of the American Beatbox Championships, a national beatboxing battle in New York City, and the Shanghai International Beatbox Competition in China. Snow performed and collaborated on music and sound composition with Bryonn Bain’s Hip Hop theater performance “Lyrics From Lockdown,” which has played at Brooklyn Museum, Harvard University, The Ford Foundation and the National Black Theatre. In November 2012 he co-wrote several songs with Polish electro-funk band Laki Lan for their album “Armanda” (EMI Music), and recently recorded with world music star Zap Mama and was a special guest artist for MTV’s “Unplugged Kayah” in 2005. As a stage actor Snow has performed regionally with the Delaware Theatre Company, Southwest Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Sedona, as well as in numerous off-off Broadway productions. New York stage credits include Lynn Rosen’s “Back From The Front” directed by Giovanna Sardelli, “Golden Boy” directed by Frank Licato, and “Burn This” directed three-time Emmy Award winner Bill Rapaport.