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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    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! 
      William Saunders
      2012-03-09 18:35:51 +1300
      Claudia Bergsdorf
      2012-03-09 13:34:59 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2012-03-09 12:48:25 +1300
      Hannah Lee-Darboe
      2012-03-09 11:51:12 +1300
      Beth
      2012-03-09 11:12:06 +1300
      Liviu Sas
      2012-03-09 11:04:09 +1300
      Kenney-Jean Sidwell
      2012-03-09 10:27:06 +1300
      Rata Sidwell
      2012-03-09 08:28:23 +1300
      Eleanor
      2012-03-09 07:03:49 +1300
      Kenney-Jean Sidwell
      2012-03-09 01:22:01 +1300
      Kenney-Jean Sidwell
      2012-03-09 01:14:48 +1300
      Ngawai Michelle Love
      2012-03-09 00:19:41 +1300
      Joe Lindsay
      2012-03-08 22:21:25 +1300
      Gill Slaughter
      2012-03-08 21:55:42 +1300
      Matt Brennan
      2012-03-08 19:41:00 +1300
      Fezz Petersen
      2012-03-08 18:40:04 +1300
      Robert Guthrie
      2012-03-08 18:15:54 +1300
      Andrew Pang
      2012-03-08 17:46:26 +1300
      Martyn William Pepperell
      2012-03-08 17:37:57 +1300
      Tanya Joy Radford
      2012-03-08 15:54:52 +1300

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