RADA Studio Theatre 16–18 August 2019.
An autobiographical, musical, theatrical storytelling adventure.
When you discover the power of your voice, what will you use it for?
A suicide attempt, a 30 foot fall from a mountain, a 25 foot fall from a building: Marv Radio is a survivor. Mantra is his true story of falling and getting back up. After suffering from depression for many years, Marv found his purpose through hip-hop music, mindfulness and near death experiences.
From South London to the Amazon Rainforest, Mantra is coming to RADA Studio Theatre as part of Camden Fringe from 16th – 18th August 2019.
Marv has learned how sound and vibration have affected the mind, body and consciousness along with travels through the Amazon, Andes and more. These elements have guided him to his signature take on self-care and holistic therapies, focusing on the voice as a centre of wellbeing.
He is, amongst other things, a beatboxer — performing on stages from Glastonbury to The O2 Arena. He wanted to explore more than raving, money and heavy basslines, leading him on this journey of self-discovery to find the quintessential healing voice.
Mantra is that story, a story of nearly losing it all and starting again. As Nelson Mandela once said; “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
Previewed at Camden People’s Theatre in 2018, Marv Radio’s Mantra is coming to RADA Studio Theatre as part of Camden Fringe from 16th – 18th August 2019.
Marv uses the voice as a therapeutic tool. In March and April 2017, he facilitated a project with laryngectomy patients in partnership with the charity Shout At Cancer. The patients, who had their voice boxes surgically removed were trained to beatbox, leading to a live performance as well as a feature on BBC Three’s Amazing Humans. Marv also works as a sound therapist and sees music as an agent of change.
Mantra’s press day with Q&A is at RADA Studio Theatre, 16th August 2019 at 4:15pm. Tickets £10, concs £5. Show days are 17th and 18th August 2019 at 4:30pm Tickets £10 concs £7.50 book tickets at www.marvradio.com/mantra
About Marv Radio
Marv Radio is a musician and sonic scientist. He has been hacking his own voice to use as a tool for music, art and therapy for over 18 years. Marv is known for his out-of-this-world live music and theatre shows where he combines beatboxing, live looping, singing and rap to make high energy motivational hip hop.
Performing at festivals and venues such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala, Lovebox, The O2, Sadler’s Wells, Underbelly Southbank, The Barbican, The British Library and more, is the co-founder and co-host of Hip-Hop Palace, recently at Underbelly South Bank. He has also been selected as one of Sound Connections 2019 “New Voices” scheme, being chosen from hundreds of applicants to be supported in creating new and exciting musical works with financial, organisational and mentor support.
He released his EP “The Airwaves” on 3rd November 2017. It can be streamed and downloaded from all good platforms.