Experience the history and art of beatboxing, or vocal percussionâ€”producing drum sounds and beat patterns using the lips, tongue, mouth, throat, and voiceâ€”at this workshop and â€œbeatboxing battleâ€ led by Chesney Snow, an award-winning actor, beatboxer, poet, musician and songwriter, co-sponsored by Harvardâ€™s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute.
Space is limited; RSVP to Deena Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Stagesâ€™ off-Broadway hit â€œIn Transit,â€ 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 Bainâ€™s Hip Hop theater performance â€œLyrics From Lockdown,â€ 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 â€œArmandaâ€ (EMI Music), and recently recorded with world music star Zap Mama and was a special guest artist for MTVâ€™s â€œUnplugged Kayahâ€ 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 Rosenâ€™s â€œBack From The Frontâ€ directed by Giovanna Sardelli, â€œGolden Boyâ€ directed by Frank Licato, and â€œBurn Thisâ€ directed three-time Emmy Award winner Bill Rapaport.