What Is It?

Want an evening of upbeat music but without the instruments or even a turntable? That’s exactly what French beatboxer and loop artist Faya Braz has in store for you at his upcoming performance. Bringing along his signature beatboxing style, the artiste will be in town, courtesy Alliance Francaise de Bangalore in collaboration with The Humming Tree and French cultural groups such as Hip Hop Citoyens {which promotes hip hop culture}.

Who Is It For?

While this is definitely one for hip hop lovers to bookmark, it also makes for a great option if you’re hoping to introduce yourself to the genre. Or even just to have a great Friday evening with your gang of friends.

Why Should I Go For It?

Having started trying his hand at the vocal percussion form sometime in 1996, Faya Braz is considered one of the most creative artistes in beatboxing culture. Collaborating with other musicians, he is also part of the French crew Art Hifis and the popular Under Kontrol group {who were Team Beatbox World Champions in 2009}. Experimenting with the genre, he uses a Loopstation to build musical loops, creating complete songs along with his beatboxing skills in the mix. Want to learn how to do it yourself? Sign up for the workshop led by Faya Braz which will be held before the concert. Also part of the event will be the screening of a documentary on hip hop in France, followed by a discussion with a representative from Hip Hop Citoyens.

When: Friday, September 16

Where: The Humming Tree, 949, 12th Main Road, Doopanahalli, Indiranagar

Price: INR 500

Timings: 8.30pm {workshop starts at 6pm}

Contact: 080 40808181

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Feature Photo: Faya Braz – French Beatboxer