The DC Funk Parade is a celebration of the District's music, art, and culture. In partnership with Deloitte Digital, a creative consultancy, the "Boombox Walk" app was designed and built by the people, for the people.
Music, especially funk, is a convening force. This app puts that connection in people’s hands—literally. It allows participants to select a boombox with a single sound, then sync with others who can choose an alternate rhythm. The result is a massive musical collaboration on the streets of the Nation's Capital.
Imagine thousands of DC locals from all walks of life, jamming out as they walk down historic U Street to music they are making…together.
How to participate:
• Download the app
• Choose a custom boombox and sound
• Find a friend (or make a new one) with a different boombox selection
• Push play and make music together!
• 8 boomboxes designed by local DC artists
• 8 tracks composed by DC musician, Alex Braden
• Automatic sync to other Boombox Walk apps
About Funk Parade (http://www.funkparade.com/)
Funk Parade brings District residents together to make music, to celebrate the city we love, and to dance to the rhythm that moves us all. Funk Parade connects us with each other, and it connects our present with our past and future.
About Alex Braden (http://alexanderbraden.com/)
Alex Braden is a DC-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound artist. His fine art practice often focuses on interactive, multi-timbral sound installations, which he has exhibited both locally and nationally. Alex is a founding member of the DC-based public art initiative, Zerozero Collective. He records and performs with rising indie-pop starlets The El Mansouris, and tours nationally with Young Rapids.
About Deloitte Digital (http://www.deloittedigital.com/)
Deloitte Digital is creating a new model for a new age—we’re a creative digital consultancy. That means we bring together all the creative and technology capabilities, business acumen, and industry insight needed to help transform our clients’ businesses. With our end-to-end capabilities, clients can bring us their biggest challenges, knowing we’ve got what it takes to bring a new business vision to life with digital.
- iOS 9.0 and up can now use the app
Ratings and Reviews
Great app for a BBQ
Used this with my friends while bbq-ing on my big green egg. Music was almost as good as my ribs! There are two types of apps - revenue generating apps and free apps. I am very happy this app is a free app!
I can't wait to use this app in the Boombox walk at the Funk Parade. Will be great to use with thousands of other funksters
This is amazing!
Love the design.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.