Beatboxing - The Fifth Element of Hip Hop

Category: 
Documentary Short
Film Website: 
http://www.beatboxdocumentary.com/
Credits
Director: 
Klaus Schneyder
Screenwriter: 
Klaus Schneyder
Producer: 
Angela Viscido
Cinematographer: 
Klaus Schneyder
Synopsis: 

It was in the late 70s that a youth culture evolved in the poorer parts of New York which combined several disciplines under the name of Hip Hop. Apart from the four classic elements of Graffiti writing, DJing, Breakdancing, and Rapping, the musical side of this culture was enhanced by a fifth element called 'Beatboxing'. From the hardship of poverty and the lack of instruments, a pioneer was inspired to imitate drum rhythms with his mouth - his brilliance creating the term 'Human Beatbox'. The documentary integrally covers a variety of musical technical abilities. Beatboxing has become a multilingual and diverse instrument applied in all genres of music. The documentary shows how this modern style of music has spread and how it continues to enrich the entertainment world.

Completion Date: 
2011-03
Country: 
United States
Runtime: 
55 minutes
Schedule
Venue: 
Market House- Black Box Theatre
Time: 
Friday, November 4 - 9:00pm
Venue: 
Maiden Alley
Time: 
Sunday, November 6 - 1:00pm
Snapshots: 
Beatboxing - The Fifth Element of Hip Hop