Beatbox has grown enormously worldwide in the last ten years. The Belgian beatboxing scene has increased not only in quantity but also in potential. A few years ago we could only dream of being part of the top 16 in the world. But now, with FootboxG aka Tim Vdb, who put the Belgian beatbox on the international map, this is no longer a dream. While in the past the focus was mainly on Hip-Hop, it is now on a much wider range of genres. The battles also have more variation with different disciplines such as "Solo Male", "Solo Female", "Tag Team", and "Loopstation".
But what makes BOTY so special? Eight Belgian beatboxers will compete against eight beatboxers from all over the world. We cannot yet say who it is about. What we can already say is that this battle will be one of the biggest so far!
BOTY 2019 - Curated by Farooq Baig
More info on beatboxing in Belgium: beatbox.be
UAF - Urban Art Festival
With this 7th edition of UAF, Rhythm Naturals and De Centrale are bringing you again a a varied youth program. The program includes concerts, a number of cross-over dance creations, the Flemish pre-selections of the international End Of the Weak Belgium MC battle, BOTY - BeatBox Battle Of The Year, workshops and some presentations of cultural entrepreneurship.
Top of the bill is the final of the MNM Urbanice Battle Of Talents on Saturday 04 May.
The 10 finalists show the best of themselves at UAF during a live broadcast of MNM Urbanice from De Centrale.