By The Nation
Chang Urban Pulse lets local people “Discover the Unexpected” as it brings together a line-up of renowned artists and performers from Thailand and Vietnam across four genres, from b-boying and beatboxing to rapping and Muay Thai in a new context.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Queen Hall hosted the night out and visitors were entertained with beatbox battle between Marg Kok, a rising beatboxer from Thailand who won the Beatbox Championship in 2011 and the Vice Championship in 2012, versus Mr T, an avid, young Vietnamese beatboxer.
Urban discoveries continued with a fun battle between Thai b-boy crew 99Flava, who won the 2010 Battle of the Year Thailand award, and their talented, multi-award winning Vietnamese counterpart Big South.
That was followed by a performance by Vietnamese rappers Suboi and Wowy who kept the audience up and moving.
The highlight were the muay thai fights between Thai boxers Buakeaw Sutai Rait and Khai Van Lek against Vietnam’s rising fighters Thi Thanh Truc and Thanh Tung. The night wrapped up with an after-party boasting a strong line-up of Vietnam’s top DJs.
The party was joined by DJ Minh Tri (Red Antz), DJ King Lady, and three Thai hip-hop artists from “Rap Is Now”, Blacksheeprr, Repaze and Nil Lhohotz.
Find the video at River Rhyme’s Facebook fanpage and www.YouTube.com/watch?v=kj4iFP3zrDA.