BEAT TAs, Y? and Jon, stand next to ED, James Kim. They smile with their arms around each other.

The Human Instrument

It’s official! School is out and Summer is in!

We at BEAT Global are busy planning summer programs for our youth. So please let us know if you would like to partner with us.

I am happy that my opinion editorial titled, “Human Instrument and a Soul to the Universe“, (inspired by Kodi Lee’s performance on America’s Got Talent) was featured in the weekly community newspaper the Long Island City / Astoria Journal. Here’s an excerpt:

“We’re passionate about teaching beatboxing to our youth because we believe that it can uplift and heal their bodies and minds. Our mission is to empower the students with a tool to creatively express themselves, using nothing else but their own “human instrument,” which is free and accessible regardless of one’s background, socioeconomic status, nationality or (dis)ability.

We at BEAT Global are proud to do our part in sharing the art of beatboxing and the joy of music with students in New York City’s underserved communities.

As Greek philosopher Plato famously said, ’Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.’”

Let’s keep making music and enjoy this summer season!

James Kim


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