From subculture to pop culture: Patrick 'Ball-Zee' Hirst proves beatboxing is more than jus​t 'mouth sounds'

World champion beatboxer Ball-Zee talks about his starring role in Gobsmacked!, and gives Tom Power a beatboxing lesson.
World champion beatboxer Patrick "Ball-Zee" Hirst dropped by the q studio to make music with Tom Power. 0:46

Once a misunderstood subculture associated with schoolyards and subway busking, beatboxing has exploded into the mainstream. World champion beatboxer Patrick "Ball-Zee" Hirst talks about his starring role in the touring a capella show Gobsmacked!, and gives q host Tom Power a lesson in the art of "mouth music." 

Gobsmacked! runs at Toronto's CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic) from March 14 to 25, 2018.

Produced by Vanessa Greco


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