Akim Funk Buddha

Akim is a multi-faceted performance artist with talents ranging from high-energy Classic Hip Hop rhymes, beat-boxing and Mongolian throat-singing, to body-balancing, martial arts, tap dance and circus arts. Akim creates borderless performance art fusing sounds and movements. He is known for his holistic Approach to Hip Hop, drawing from a full spectrum of cultural traditions and artistic disciplines.

Akim has performed his show at venues such as Summer Stage, The Blue Note, The Kennedy Center(Washington DC), The Whitney Museum (VH1 Hip Hop Honors), BAM Café, Lincoln Center Outdoors, Joe’s Pub, Winter Garden, Bronx Museum, La MaMa Theater & the Rubin Museum. He won the award for best choreography in New York’s Fringe Festival for the musical “Average Asian American.”

Akim has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman and Sesame Street, and can be seen as an M.C. in the award winning Documentary “FreeStyle, the art of rhyme”. Akim has collaborated with Tony award winning Director Bill T and Jones. He toured the world with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, performing as throat singer/vocalist, multi-percussionist, and dancer, and performed at Carnegie Hall with Bobby McFerrin.

 

Akim Funk Buddha

Akim Funk Buddha

Akim Funk Buddha

Akim Funk Buddha

Akim Funk Buddha

Akim Funk Buddha at the Blue Note