About The Goa Jazz Academy:
The Goa Jazz Academy, located in Guirim, North Goa is one of the countries leading emerging music education institutions - providing high quality accessible and affordable programmes to students across the country. Our flagship Jazz Ensemble Scholarship programme teaches students the foundations of improvisation and music in a group setting; over forty students have graduated from this programme and are now professionals entering the music industry in cities across India.
Our online channel on YouTube “goajazzacademy” is a leading source of high-quality information on the study of jazz in both Hindi and English. In Goa, the Academy is known for hosting some of the finest musicians and concerts in the region including recently a phenomenal performance by Adam Neely and his band Sungazer.
About the Instructor:
Cameron Campbell aka MC Eucalips is a globally recognised beatboxer, percussionist, rapper and producer. Born in New Delhi, and raised in India and Indonesia, to American and Australian parents his multicultural background inspires his unique musical style. MC Eucalips placed in the top 16 of the US Beatbox Championships 2015. He was the judge and co organiser of the first Indian Beatbox Championship and has judged multiple events in India and abroad. He is the founder of Beatbox Without Borders an organisation dedicated to using beatbox as a tool for individual and social transformation. He leads beatbox and sound healing workshops. MC Eucalips is also the co-convener of Goa Hip Hop Festival, and produced Goa’s first beatbox battle Life’s a Beach Box, with Beats Club Bangalore. MC Eucalips has played in events and festivals all over the world and shared the stage with Kai Ekhardt, Evan Parker, Medieval Pundits, Mad Twins, Waagal, Dubfx, and others. MC Eucalips currently lives in Goa and plays with the band Third Pulse, the Breathpulse Trio and Orchestra Naif. He is also a sustainable development consultant working with rural enterprises in India.
Aim of the Workshop:
The aim of this workshop is to teach the basics of beatboxing, this includes a brief history of beatboxing as a form of music, basic rhythms and sounds, melodic oscillations, how to explore one’s inner sonic potential, building a beatbox routine/performance, how to incorporate beatboxing into singing routines, how beatboxing can be used with flute and wind instruments, and how to beatbox with a band or other musicians
The intended outcomes of this course is to provide a basic introduction to the art of beatboxing, how it can be used on its own as a performance, or as an accompaniment to singing, playing a wind instrument, or with a band. At the end of the workshops the participants would have tried but not necessarily mastered, a range of beatboxing sounds such as the kick drum, snare drum, high hat, scratching and turntable sounds, as well as understood how to create melodic lip oscillations to enhance beatboxing and singing techniques. This is the basic grammar of beatboxing “boots in cats” “chicken tikka, aloo tiki” etc. In addition, this workshop will help musicians enhance their sonic potential as instruments of sound themselves. In that sense, it should not only help with learning elements and techniques of beatboxing but also with finding their unique voice and building confidence in performances. These are intended outcomes as well. The end of the workshop will be a group performance based on some of the sounds that have been learnt.
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