My "Vocal Groove" presentation for the TEDx Talks conference held at the Cupola Theatre of the Honolulu Design Center. TEDxHonolulu was brought to us by the University of Phoenix, Hawaii Campus.
Nonstop Honolulu featured my 3 minute open mic performance from this past First Thursdays poetry slam hosted by HawaiiSlam (the largest registered poetry slam in the world).
Mahalo nui loa,
Jason Tom (Hawaii's Human Beatbox)
AZN RAPS "[Beatboxing] It's a metaphysical process of becoming an instrument of music, and a human sound machine."-- Jason Tom shares his thoughts about his favorite element of hip-hop. Check AR's interview with this Hawaiian beatboxer.
http://www.aznraps.com/index.php/Features/Interviews/Hawaiian-Beatboxer-Jason-Tom.html**** May Pang's Asian Media Internet News
by Maimounah Masudi
Hawaii is known as one of the most beautiful places on earth. I dream of going there one day to walk its beaches and experience the wonderful culture. Hawaii is more than surfing, bright floral shorts, spam musubi, hula dancing, and ukuleles. There is a music culture in Hawaii that is pioneered by hot and vibrant artists that for the most part don't reach the ears of those on the mainland. I recently did an interview with one of Hawaii's awesome music artists, human beatboxer Jason Tom. He has performed... (more...)**** AA Risings This issue of the A-Profiler, Ray Lam interviews Hawaii beatboxing artist Jason Tom. Find out what inspired him to become a beat boxer, what approach he takes to beatboxing, and where he has had the best Chinese food.
A-Profiler is a regular series profiling up-and-coming and established artists in an informal questions-and-answers format. If you would like to find out about past profiles or would like to be profiled, visit
http://www.aarising.com/aprofiler/ for more information.
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I was a guest entertainer for the first TEDxHonolulu conference on November 5th, 2009 at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center's ʻEmalani Theater. I performed with a cordless Shure BETA 87A supercardioid condenser microphone. As a beatboxer, I ♥ that microphone model from the Shure brand, and I personally own a cord version. TED is an acronym for "Technology, Entertainment, Design." The variable "x" of "TEDx" stands for an "independently organized TED event."
Here are the videos uploaded courtesy of Ninja Nari:
TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (performance)
TEDxHonolulu - Jason Tom - 11/05/09 (interview w/ Angela Keen)
Cherry Blossom Cabaret presents Aloha for Haiti at the Mercury Bar Friday, January 29th, 2010
Doors 9pm, show 10pm
$10 suggested donation
featuring performances by Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Willow Chang, Samba Axe, Bridget Gray, Dakini Dance Company, Jason Tom, Laughtrack Theater, DJ Jetboy and DJ Rolando de la Vega.
100% of proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders (http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org)
Aloha Alive Not Dead, greetings from Hawaii! Blog: http://jasontom.com Facebook: http://facebook.com/jasontombeatbox Twitter: http://twitter.com/Jas ...Read more
|Favorite Music||Michael Jackson, Jin, Far East Movement, Bobby McFerrin, Naturally 7, Sarah Brightman, Andy Lau, Yuna Ito|
|Traditional Chinese Name||譚志豪|
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