Get down to the beat: Learn to beatbox with former Roots musician Rahzel

Get down to the beat at the Beatbox Bonanza with Rahzel at Symphony Space on May 20.

As part of a Fuse Project residency at Symphony Space, Rahzel, formerly of the Roots, lets kids in close to witness his legendary beatboxing technique.

Rahzel M. Brown, also known as simply Rahzel, is an influential American musician, beatboxer, and rapper. He’s known for an ability to sing or rap while simultaneously beatboxing, as evidenced on dozens of albums, including his performances of “Iron Man” and his signature song “If Your Mother Only Knew,” a hidden track on Make the Music 2000. Rahzel will lead a workshop for the next generation of beatboxers, helping kids learn how to make a wild and rhythmic array of percussive sounds using only their mouth and vocal chords.

Beatbox Bonanza with Rahzel, May 20 at 11 am. Tickets are $14, and $17 for non-members.

Symphony Space [2537 Broadway at W. 94th Street on the Upper West Side, (212) 864–5400; www.symphonyspace.org/event/9394/Family-Music/just-kidding-beatbox-bonanza].