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Baba Israel

Baba Israel

Hip Hop / beatbox / soul/world New York, NY  US
Feel The Change
Feel The Change
Runnin Outta Time
Runnin Outta Time
Survivor feet. Breez Evahflowin
Survivor feet. Breez Evahflowin
Didge Break
Didge Break
Let it Shine
Let it Shine


Baba Israel & Yako 440 from USA - Interview - Beatbox Battle TV


  • Sun

    Jun 21

    New York, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Shawn Randall presents Symphonics Live: The We Heart Dad Edition @ Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery NY, NY 10012 (between Bleecker & Houston) Associate Producer: Alexandra Renzo FEATURING: Duv, Baba Israel, Merissa Czyz, Ada Pasternak, Johnny Buffalo, Shawn Randall, The U.S. Open (Merissa, Czyz,Jeff Biehl, Steven Boyer,William Jackson Harper, Shawn Randall) and more! General Admission TICKETS: $15 online, $20 at the door Purchase Tickets Here: http://www.symphonicslive.com Symphonics Live is the multidisciplinary evening produced and hosted by Shawn "Mr. Symphonics Live" Randall. Symphonics Live is an evening that showcases the finest poets and singer/songwriters in NY. Along with elements of dance and improvisation, Symphonics Live promotes Generosity, Love, and Creativity through the continual exploration of humanity through performing and visual arts. Symphonics Live has performed for crowds of people at the the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club, Highline Ballroom, Joe's Pub, Zipper Factory Theater, and the Bowery Poetry Club in New York.

  • 2015

    Jan 2

    New York, NY, US | 11:30pm
  • 2014

    Nov 22

    London, UK | 7:30pm

    The Spinning Wheel is an international collaboration between New York hip-hop theatre artist Baba Israel and Artistic Director of Unfinished Business, Leo Kay. Combining spoken word, video and live music by Yako 440, this dynamic show celebrates the life of Baba's late father, Steve Ben Israel, a New York jazz musician, stand-up comic, countercultural activist and member of the iconic Living Theatre. Drawing from Steve Ben's extraordinary archive, The Spinning Wheel explores pacifist activism, loss and legacy, and asks, what remains of the movements that shook the Western world and how can we be transformed by the legacies we inherit? This event is part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

  • 2013

    Dec 28

    New York, NY, US | 12:00am

    Open Thought Productions and Beat Rhyme Communications presents Baba Israel and Duv backed by Yako 440, Jason Lindner, and Daniel Freedman The Adventures of Kaila and the Kid Beatbox Jam Session conducted by Kid Lucky Listen to the record HERE - See more at: http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=11684#sthash.uJqjlKJu.dpuf

  • 2013

    Nov 16

    Secret, SECRE, US | 8:00pm

    TIX: Buy Now at http://metrosonics.spinshop.com/ Advance: $10 Door: $10 before 9:30 PM $15 after 9:30 PM


  • Baba Israel and Yako
  • Beatbox Dub Poetics


Label: Subphonikmusic.com, Subphonik Music

Bio: Baba Israel came of age in the New York of the eighties. A raw New York filled with Graffiti nights, dangerous turns, and creative possibility. As an artist he began his career at the legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe, invited by Reg E. Gaines. It was a time where you had to negotiate issues of rac...See Full Bio

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“Lyrically flowing, musically innovative political hip-hop in the old-school tradition of Public Enemy and KRS-One." - , ”

— Chicago Sun-Times

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