Ages 5+. 60 minutes. Live.
Tue., July 26, 2016
All the world’s a Beatbox with Grammy-nominated Christylez Bacon (pronounced: chris-styles), master of hip-hop, beats and rhymes. He multi-tasks between various instruments such as the West African djembe drum, acoustic guitar, and the human beat-box (oral percussion), all while continuing the oral tradition of storytelling from his life and heart. But wait, there’s more! Following in the footsteps of legend Bobby McFerrin, this acclaimed DC superstar gets everybody into the act by creating an all-audience Human Orchestra – no talent required!
Christylez has been a featured performer at The Music Center at Strathmore, The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and was the first Hip-Hop artist to be featured at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He is the recipient of multiple Wammy Awards (Washington Area Music Association), the Montgomery County Executive Award for Excellence in the Arts, and has been honored as a 2012 Library Superhero in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Listen to The Education of Christylez Bacon, heard on NPR’s Morning Edition.
Photo credit: Leanila & Yung Photos
Adults & Children: $5 plus $1.50 service fee
Children < 3: Free
Tickets are non-refundable. General admission seating. Tickets available with cash, check or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office or online.