305 Ate Marge’s Beatbox Workshop with Puso sa Puso
Written by Kuya Harvard
It was our 4th Beatbox Workshop since we met Beat’abox Philippines in a conference. Isn’t it great when new opportunities continue to open up from events?
With a symphony of foreign instruments, Beatbox introduces a fresh drumming concept to give music a unique heartbeat. It desires to bring drumming out of studio or stage settings, by empowering you with the skills to play the cajon anywhere you could possibly think of. No prior drumming experience is needed. All you need is a keen learning attitude! Truly a perfect fit to our events for kids.
Thanks to the heart of Ate Marge who was celebrating her 30th, we were able to bless the children of Puso sa Puso Foundation located in Delpan, Manila. Their center was situated in a container van right in the middle of the community they reach out to.
As the 25 kids caught up fast in learning the basics, Kuya Jay, the instructor challenged them into a few advance lessons. 3 of the kids even rapped away while the others pound on their cajons. Later on, we had music played to create a better feel. Ate the end, the volunteers took their turns as well to learn and inspire the kids.
We had dance showdown after our brunch. It was a new game that combined dancing and leadership. The three teams had to choose one person to lead and create impromptu steps for 15 seconds. We looked for the most coordinated and creative performance.
It was not just about the music that day. It was also about happiness.