World's First Female Beatboxing Champion Visits Glassboro

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GLASSBORO, N.J. -

A local high school hosted a special performance by a world-class beatboxer.

On Wednesday, November 8th, students at Glassboro High School had the chance to enjoy a performance by internationally acclaimed beatboxer Butterscotch.

Butterscotch is the world's first female beatboxing champion and in 2007 gained international fame by appearing as a finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent.

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The singer-songwriter spoke to students about her life experiences and voiced why she believes the arts are so important.

"Art is a way that you can express yourself, you can get out that anger you know you can write a song, you can sing about it, you can rap about it," said Butterscotch.

"I believe it's so important that we reach our youth and a lot of arts programs are being cut out in schools," she added. "I want to make sure that we give our children a chance to express themselves through music, through art, [and] through visual art because that's something that saved my life."

At the event, Butterscotch gave students and faculty a chance to learn how to beatbox, performed some of her songs, and spoke to students about how music changed her life for the better.

Butterscotch is set to perform at Rowan University on Friday, November 10th.

For tickets, visit rowan.edu.

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