Vineeth Vincent

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Vineeth Vincent
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Vineeth Vincent in February 2011, shortly after his beatboxing world record attempt
Background information
Born (1989-07-09) 9 July 1989 (age 27)
Genres Beatbox
Occupation(s) Beatbox artist
Instruments Human voice
Years active 2008–present
Labels Unsigned artist

Vineeth Vincent[1] (born 9 July 1989) is a beatboxer, musician, emcee and performing artist from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Career[edit]

Vineeth Vincent started off as a professional emcee in Bangalore during May 2007. In 2008, he took a year off from his studies at Christ University to pay more attention to music and beatboxing. He spent a month at Mrinalini Sarabhai's Darpana Academy of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad, where he mingled with artists and had the chance to experiment with beatboxing. He returned to Bangalore and has been working since 2008 as a professional beatboxer[2]

He performed with The Boxettes in 2010 and Austrian beatboxing group Bauchklang in 2009 among many other artists and bands.[2][3][4][5] In the search for beatboxing talent by the British Council Library (BCL),[6] He was selected as part of the final eight and performed with Voctronica.[7] Vineeth Vincent was given the duty of Cultural Secretary[8][9]to lead the cultural activities at Christ University during the academic year 2010–11 and during this period two world records were initiated.

World record[edit]

On 10 January 2011, Christ Junior College, Bangalore, under ensemble director Vineeth Vincent, in an event titled 'Can You Say Beat Box?' created the largest human beatbox ensemble in the Limca Book of Records with 2136 participants.[10][11][12][13][14]

According to the Guinness World Records, the previous record for the largest human beatbox ensemble involved 1,246 participants and was achieved by Vineeth Vincent and Christ University (India) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, on 5 February 2011. This record was broken by Shlomo on 14 November 2011 with 2,081 participants.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James, Shalet. "Beat of the Offbeat". Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Vineeth Vincent beats it up!". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  3. ^ "'Boots cuts' beats". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Beat the music". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  5. ^ "Just beat it, beat it…". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  6. ^ "Voctronica Announces Top Fifteen". British Council. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  7. ^ Khan, Sahil. "Voctronica: Beat Boxing Taught and Performed". The Tossed Salad. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 
  8. ^ Ullas, Sruthy Susan (3 February 2011). "Fests get a professional touch". Times of India. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  9. ^ Rashmi, Samragni (26 December 2010). "Who said mics are for just talking?". CoolAge.in. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "WR: Largest human beat box ensemble". Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  11. ^ "This world record will be a mouthful". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  12. ^ "Christ College Sets National Beatboxing Record". Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  13. ^ "Christ University students attempt record in beatboxing". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 11 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-01. 
  14. ^ "Christ Junior College beatboxers aim to set a new record". Retrieved 2011-06-02. 
  15. ^ "Largest human beatbox ensemble". Retrieved 2012-03-27. 

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