The five-day festival brings together legendary and emerging beatboxers and introduces La Mama's audience to that artistry's expanding global community. Beatboxing, originally an American-born, vocal style born out of the 1970's New York rap scene, is now a global phenomenon, and the American Human Beatbox Festival is a celebration of community, family, and the art of human noise. Beat Poetics of NYC + Open Mic Thursday, May 3rd @ 10PM at the Club at La MaMa Spoken word artists, whistlers, beatboxers, and vocalists Featuring: Akim Funk Buddah, DJ Rabbi Darkside, Kid Lucky and more! Unified Beats Friday, May 4th @ 10PM at the Club at La MaMa Beatboxers team up to create improvisational mash-up masterpieces Featuring: D.r.e.s. Tha Beatnik, LethalFX, Yakko 440, YanCarlos Sanchez, Say Wut?! and more! Nu Voices on Saturday Saturday, May 5th @ 3PM at The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa The East Village Community School Beat Box Club with 1st and 2nd grade beatboxers, Amza and Psyence A fully improvised vocal symphony conducted by Terry Kid Lucky Lewis DJ vs. Human Beatbox Battle with Rob Swift (X-Executioners) and JFlo (current American Human Beatbox Champion) Vocalism and Turntablism Saturday, May 5th @ 10PM at The Club at La MaMa Beatboxers team with DJs to bring the raw energy of groove. Featuring Kidtronik, Synapse, Jase Mason, Kid Lucky, DJ Rabbi Darkside and more! HIP HOP SUBWAY SERIES Sunday, May 6th @ 5PM - Meet at Bryant Park at 34th St. and 6th Ave. to jam with beatboxers in a traveling performance on the F train that ends up at La MaMa for an open mic celebration Email [email protected] to reserve a spot!