Monday, September 5, 2011

The Rap Beatbox Choir

Throughout the summer Channel4 has been running Street Summer, a series of programs that explore the influences shaping urban culture.  While maybe not the best timing in terms of the riots, the series aims to provide a showcase for UK talent in different areas from dance to urban sport to graffiti to music, etc.

One part of this is the Rap Beatbox Choir developed by Fresh One and Numiko.  The YouTube gadget encourages members of the public to audition for a spot in the world’s biggest virtual Rap Beatbox Choir, with the final edited video being shown on Channel 4 in October:

The Rap Beatbox Choir needs rappers, beatboxers and singers to come together to perform ‘We are the People’, an original track made completely by the human voice. No instruments. 100% acapella.

Users select a piece of music, select a part of the track to perform, then upload a video that's in tune and tempo.  There's also a solo spot on the track up for grabs for the more ambitious/talented folks out there.

Check out the Street Summer Youtube channel to see it in action.

Supporting Articles: TheFWA | SBTV | The Drum