Send King Homeboy to Berlin, Germany!

By Leigh Minarapa

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Send King Homeboy To Berlin, Germany!

Project 2012-03-03 23:39:54 +1300

If you live in Wellington, you know who King Homeboy is, just maybe not by name. If you haven’t met him, chances are you’ve seem him busking on Cuba street in a giant yellow hoody, shorts and the largest pair of basketball boots you’ve ever seen.

King Homeboy, or Toby as his friends call him, or Paul as his family calls him (he has a lot of aliases) is a beatboxer. For those who don’t know, beat-boxing is a form of vocal percussion, closely associated with hip-hop music. For the last decade so, Homeboy has been plying his skills as a beatboxer, through busking on the streets of New Zealand, providing additional percussion in bands such as Olmecha Supreme and entering beatbox competitions. 

As well as being a steady busking figure on the late night city streets, in his own unique way Homeboy acts as some form of unofficial Maori warden or Walkwise style dude. He doesn’t drink or do drugs, never has, and when he isn’t busking, he’s usually keeping an eye on the teenagers and young adults who often gather around to watch him perform. Homeboy provides solid entertainment and makes a valuable contribution to the community, and now he needs your help.

Several weeks ago, Homeboy was offered the chance to enter into the 2012 World Beatbox Championships, as to be held in Berlin, as to be held later this year. However to get these, he needs to raise the funds for transport, accommodation and other expenses during the trip. To this end, he is organising two fundraising gigs, on the Friday 16th of March at Fast Eddies and Thursday the 22nd of March at Mighty Mighty.

Therefore, this pledge me account has been organized to help Homeboy reach his goals and make it to Berlin, Germany in time for the world championships.

Please give generously, 

Thank you for all your support. 


Leigh Minarapa

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Fundraiser @ Fast Eddies

19/03/2012 at 9:58 AM

COME ALONG EVERYONE! 

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    Send King Homeboy To Berlin, Germany!

    Project 2012-03-03 23:39:54 +1300

    If you live in Wellington, you know who King Homeboy is, just maybe not by name. If you haven’t met him, chances are you’ve seem him busking on Cuba street in a giant yellow hoody, shorts and the largest pair of basketball boots you’ve ever seen.

    King Homeboy, or Toby as his friends call him, or Paul as his family calls him (he has a lot of aliases) is a beatboxer. For those who don’t know, beat-boxing is a form of vocal percussion, closely associated with hip-hop music. For the last decade so, Homeboy has been plying his skills as a beatboxer, through busking on the streets of New Zealand, providing additional percussion in bands such as Olmecha Supreme and entering beatbox competitions. 

    As well as being a steady busking figure on the late night city streets, in his own unique way Homeboy acts as some form of unofficial Maori warden or Walkwise style dude. He doesn’t drink or do drugs, never has, and when he isn’t busking, he’s usually keeping an eye on the teenagers and young adults who often gather around to watch him perform. Homeboy provides solid entertainment and makes a valuable contribution to the community, and now he needs your help.

    Several weeks ago, Homeboy was offered the chance to enter into the 2012 World Beatbox Championships, as to be held in Berlin, as to be held later this year. However to get these, he needs to raise the funds for transport, accommodation and other expenses during the trip. To this end, he is organising two fundraising gigs, on the Friday 16th of March at Fast Eddies and Thursday the 22nd of March at Mighty Mighty.

    Therefore, this pledge me account has been organized to help Homeboy reach his goals and make it to Berlin, Germany in time for the world championships.

    Please give generously, 

    Thank you for all your support. 


    Leigh Minarapa

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    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Fundraiser @ Fast Eddies

    19/03/2012 at 9:58 AM

    COME ALONG EVERYONE! 
      Bill Robot
      2012-03-27 09:17:34 +1300
      Fiona Shearer
      2012-03-26 09:32:45 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-25 10:27:14 +1300
      Eugene 'euuge' Balas
      2012-03-25 03:18:00 +1300
      Kieran Timms
      2012-03-24 21:32:31 +1300
      Etu Ora Youth
      2012-03-24 10:31:51 +1300
      Etu Ora Youth
      2012-03-24 10:25:50 +1300
      Etu Ora Youth
      2012-03-24 10:20:17 +1300
      Etu Ora Youth
      2012-03-24 10:19:00 +1300
      Etu Ora Youth
      2012-03-24 10:16:53 +1300
      jhan lindsay
      2012-03-24 09:55:02 +1300
      Amirah William
      2012-03-24 01:44:27 +1300
      Sam Harvey
      2012-03-23 22:48:16 +1300
      Lance Talstra
      2012-03-23 21:29:22 +1300
      Polly White
      2012-03-23 21:26:46 +1300
      Barnaby Weir
      2012-03-23 20:35:37 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-23 20:02:24 +1300
      BIGAL
      2012-03-23 14:25:18 +1300
      seumas
      2012-03-22 22:51:00 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-22 18:21:02 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-22 16:41:19 +1300
      Kenney-Jean Sidwell
      2012-03-22 15:41:50 +1300
      Nick Brown
      2012-03-22 14:15:53 +1300
      Bob
      2012-03-22 11:03:56 +1300
      Rich Naylor
      2012-03-22 00:14:05 +1300
      Charlotte Melser
      2012-03-21 23:43:55 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-21 21:37:41 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-21 21:12:35 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-21 21:01:15 +1300
      Chrisp
      2012-03-21 19:10:23 +1300

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 27/03/2012 at 9:17 AM.