Beatboxing is the art of using the body to mimic drum machines, turntables, and other musical instruments. It’s a fantastic skill that has been dominated by men in the past, but that is changing. Holy cats, is it ever changing! Meet Kaila Mullady, NYC-based beatboxer extraordinaire who won the Beatbox Battle World Championship in Berlin in May 2015. Her performance in this video blew our collective socks off and yours are next. We know it’s hard to believe that all the sounds you’re hearing are coming from this one human being, but it’s all her and she’s super awesome.
When The Huffington Post asked Mullady what it’s like to excel in an arena typically associated with male culture, this was her response:
“Music is not gender specific. It’s about soul and expression. Anytime someone tells me I can’t it pushes me further. People just need evidence that it isn’t what everyone thinks it is. I’m here to be the evidence. More women should be heard,”
By the way, Mullady is also the current Vice Beatbox Champion, Loop station champion and three-time Beatrhyme Champion. Yep, pretty freaking awesome.
Visit Kaila Mullady’s website to check out more of her inspiring performances.
[via The Huffington Post]