A five day workshop for the skillful beatboxer children from a Roma community in Baia Mare, a city in Northern Transylvania. The workshop was conducted by the London-based beatbox instructor Tobias Hug, a member of the award winning Beatbox Collective.
This community lives in former industrial buildings, isolated behind a wall by the local Romanian authorities. Human rights groups like Amnesty International have interpreted this move as an effort to segregate the community from the rest of the city.
The whole project was documented by filmmaker Ira Merzlichin, and the resulting film will serve to support a fund-raising campaign aimed to implement a series of music classes as part of an remedial education club for the children in this impoverished community. The purpose of this course is to create an informal context that can impose a structure and teach the children how to persevere, collaborate and develop their skills.