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Jakarta Post

Coming out of the beatbox

  • Meninaputri


Jakarta   /   Sun, November 23 2008   /  10:33 am

The Indonesian hip hop scene just turned a new leaf with the launch of Indonesian Beatboxing Community (IBC) at the Goethe Institute Indonesia last month. The event actually wasn't meant to happen, but Mando (short for Mandolini), a beatboxer winner from Germany had come to Indonesia to promote the film Love, Peace and Beatbox that was screened in Europe on Screen 2008. "The hipness that Mando brought through Europe on Screen 2008 triggered us to speak up because we have kept our community underground for many years. I'm so happy to discover that the art of beatbox is really appreciated internationally, and the feeling of excitement is contagious here in Indonesia," said Billy alias Badabox to The Jakarta Post recently. Billy has co-founded the community along with Indra Azis and Tito of music group Fade to Black. The excitement aptly describes the almos...