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Apr 4, 2011 7:00 PM

BeatBurger Band

BEATBOX CONCERT & SEMINAR. Presented by Jaro Cossiga, Tiny Beat and Anna Oravcova with special guests Kid Lucky & Rabbi Darkside. Admission Free.

It’s becoming a tradition in New York that members of the Czech beatbox scene from BeatBurgerBand play yearly at the Czech Center. Jaro Cossiga & Tiny Beat are coming back again this year to show of their skills. Jaro with BBB members have been performing at the Czech Center every year since 2006 – including performances at festival One World, the Czech Street Festival and solo shows with their friends and fellow performers from NYC.

But this time you can expect a show and also a beatbox workshop by Jaro Cossiga with a little bit of theory by Anna Oravcova, a student of Philosophy at Charles University. Anna will be discussing the history, members, elements and philosophy of hiphop.

BBB & Anna presented 13 workshops in various Prague high schools last winter. The workshops were so well received that there will be new workshops this year. Jaro Cossiga has a special teaching method using the Czech alphabet. He has been teaching beatbox for eight years. He’s taught in ghettos, refugee camps, jails etc. so he can teach almost anybody.

The Czech Center workshop will also have some special American friends and teacher guests – Kid Lucky (BeatBoxer Entertainment) and Rabbi Darkside (Third Party, SayWordEnt.)


Show reel of Prague school workshop

Photos from Prague workshops

Jaro Cossiga & Tiny Beat with NYC friends from the Hop’n’Nob album will perform in the evening show. The Hop’n’Nob album was released by Archa Theatre in 2009. Kid Lucky and Rabbi Darkside will also perform with BBB. Kid Lucky is the president of BeatBoxer Entertainment. Beatboxer, rapper and teacher, Rabbi Darkside, plays in Prague very often. He collaborated with Jaro on his 2 albums as well as several other projects. He teaches at the New Design High School and was performing on MTV in the show MADE. His colleagues from Third Party - Farbeon & Hired Gun will come to support him for sure.

At the event you’ll see a special show of Kid Lucky & Human BeatBox Orchestra - Kid is conductor, switching on and off the beatboxers & rappers and making arrangements of the song live. This time BBB will travel more throughout the US, not only NYC. Before the Czech Center show they will go to the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival to conduct a beatbox workshop and Anna will speak about hiphop’s history. Jaro Cossiga is returning there for the 3rd time.

After the NYC show Cossiga, Mr. Kuzhell from DaSkaRecords and Lokey Photography will fly to Houston, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Palm Springs and Los Angeles to conduct more shows and workshops.







BeatBurgerBand consists of 2-7 of the best Czech beatboxers (3x champions of the Czech Beatbox Team Battle). In the world they are close to the top, they were 2nd in the World Hip-Hop Challenge a 2nd in the World Championships in Berlin the BeatboxBattle World Championship 2009 in the category of team beatbox.


All of them are productive performers, musicians, actors and vocalists, so their shows are also influenced by theatre choreography and musical arrangements.

Live on Czech TV from the film festival Finále Plzen. Live on Czech Radio Sportovec středočeského kraje. Guests on TV shows: Noc s Andělem, Pomeranč, Paskvil, 5.Element, Neuvěřitelný svět kuriozit a rekordů, Sabotáž and music video “Just What To Do” on American MTV.

1st place Czech Beatbox Team Battle 2005, 2006, 2008.

Performances out of the Czech Republic: Splash 2004 – the biggest hip hop festival in Euroupe; Chemnitz Austria BeatBox Battle 2004; Wien World Hip Hop Challenge 2005 Leipzig; Hakushu Dance Festival 2005 Japan; farm of Min Tanaka EXPO 2005; Aichi Japonsko 2005; Poetry Bowery New York 2006, 2008; Digital Life New York 2006; BMCC Manhattan University New York 2006; Wienna Beatbox Sesion 2007; German Beatbox Battle 2007; Hunagaria Beatbox Battle 2007; EU Fest 5O years Berlin 2007; Czech Center New York 2008, 2009; Trinity International Hip HopFestival Hartford, CT 2008; International Beatbox Festival Dijon 2008



Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Apr 4, 2011 7:00 PM


Czech Centre

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