Elements of Rhythm: Beatboxing Events at AAVF 2019

Beatboxing Events with the Danish Beatbox Association

We are delighted to announce that we can present a huge variety of Beatbox artists, workshops and open battles at AAVF 2019. In collaboration with the Danish Beatbox Association, we bring world-class beatboxers to the festival and make a closer connection between the a cappella scene and the beatbox scene.

Get ready for some cool guys! Get ready for some B-B-B-B-BEAT-B-B-B-B-BOX!!!

Nordic Beatbox Battle

Friday, May 31st at 14.00

Are you ready for the first ever beatbox battle at AAVF? The best beatboxers from around the world will compete “head-to-head under the supervision of 5 high profile judges:

Blady Kris (PL)
K.I.M. (FR)
Rawclaw (DK)
RoxorLoops (BE) and
Thorsen (DK)

The elimination round starts Friday 14:00 and is open for any beatboxer to enter. The top 8 will be selected and battle 1 vs 1. The finals will be held on The Big Stage in Ridehuset.

The Elimination Round

Pre-selection for the beatbox battle: All the participants of the battle get 2 minutes to show off their beatbox skills. The jury will rank them and the top 8 will go on to the quarterfinals that will take place in the same room at 16.15.
Even if you are not a beatboxer, please feel free to come by, have a look and support your favorite challenger.

Quarter Finals

The top 8 beatboxers will battle for a spot in the semifinals. The order of each battle round goes as follows:
“Beatboxer A” gets 90 seconds → “Beatboxer B” gets 90 seconds → “Beatboxer A” gets 90 seconds → “Beatboxer B” gets 90 seconds.

Semi-Finals and Finals

The winner will be decided by an immediate jury vote. The winners will go on to the semifinals that will be held on The Big Stage in Ridehuset, Friday Night at 23.20.



Beatboxing workshops at AAVF

Get access with a Festival Pass for AAVF

Beatboxing Fundamentals by Blady Kris

Blady Kris puts the “work’ in workshops. In the age of YouTube and Google, new beatboxers tend to try out the most advanced techniques before they fully master the beatbox fundamentals. In this session, you will work on the quality, the dynamics and the beauty of your basic sounds. This workshop is suitable for professionals and beginners and is praised for being the best workshop at the World Beatbox Camp.

Beatboxing Beginners by Roxorloops

This workshop is about learning basic rhythm and breathing techniques that allow for a seamless transition into vocal percussion. Roxorloops will teach fundamental vocal percussion sounds such as the kick drum, hi-hat, rim shot, snare drum, and crash cymbals. You will leave with practice patterns to take home and the necessary tools to perform live.

Beatbox Beginners is for everybody fascinated by the art of Vocal Percussion: this is your chance to get started!

Community Sounds by Rawclaw

Do you watch beatbox videos on YouTube and wonder how to do popular sounds like lip rolls, inward bass, the tennis flop, double voice, hollow clop and so on? The Danish Beatbox Family’s father, Rawclaw, mastered them all and will teach them step by step in this workshop. He is two times Danish Champion and travels the world to events like Grand Beatbox Battle, World Beatbox Camp and many national and international battles, where he has learned all the community sounds from the main sources. He is known to have one of the worlds biggest sound libraries in his mouth. Don’t miss this workshop if you paid for lip rolls.

The 5 Elements of Beatbox by KIM

Beatboxing is more than just making sounds with your mouth. The Shadow Sumo who goes by the name of KIM is very active in the worldwide beatbox community. He takes part in many competitions as a participant, judge, and organizer and he is the perfect teacher for teaching a great battle technique. What to do, what NOT to do and how to impress the judges. You will learn all about beatbox composition with special sounds and different snares. By the end of this workshop, you will be ready to enter a battle like a boss.

See the Full Festival Programme for AAVF 2019