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YouTube Amazing Music Video Series #5: Joseph (Poolpo) BeatBoxing Man
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April 21st, 2007
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“… tHis guy is really good for this business, he also sings Michael Jackson’s song… BILLY JEAN!!!, thE USHER song yeah! check this video out… DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME... ”
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Joseph (Poulpo or Poolpo) is a French Beatboxer that burst onto the “scene” in 2007 when he was a participant in the French Talent Show, Nouvelle Star. If you are not familiar with beatboxing, it is a music talent that allows the vocalist to reproduce drums and other techno-sounds and rhythms using their mouth, lips, tongue, or any other part of their face (often a microphone is used to produce other effects or enhance them).
When I first saw this over a year -I was stunned at the ability of Joseph. While many others have this ability, it was this video that turned me on to just how complex, creative, and imitative beatboxing can truly be. Interestingly enough almost all videos of Joseph were pulled shortly after they started to appear because of copyright violation and request from the holders to pull them. These videos are now widely available again and must not be contested anymore…
There is not much information about Joseph on the web, here is his vague Wikipeda article:
The show Nouvelle Star may be found here:
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D., is an industry innovator, educator, clinician and lecturer, trumpeter and conductor, and the creator of many music and education websites. He is currently the Vice President of Innovation and Engagement at Keystone Ridge Designs, Inc. After twenty-three years as a professor and administrator in higher education, he made the move into industry in 2018.
As one of the youngest full professors in Grove City’s history, he served in many capacities during his tenure including Professor of music, Director of Music and Fine Arts Technology, Technical Director of the Pew Fine Arts Center, Associate/Assistant Chair of Music and Fine Arts, Director of Jazz Studies.
He finished his tenure at the college as the Director of Bands, where he directed the college’s Symphonic Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pep Band, and various smaller ensembles. He continues to guest direct bands, consult with music programs, and adjudicate ensembles and programs today.
He has been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award, the PA Citation of Excellence, and named a “member for life” of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators, an associate member of the American Bandmasters Association, a past President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association, and a member of various education and music honoraries.
He has written for numerous publications including DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, SBO, and was the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine for eight years; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications.
He is an active conductor, trumpeter, clinician, and educator. Find out more at his website: jpisano.com.