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A Winning Phormula
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He might be called Mr Phormula, but students at Pembrokeshire College thought he was more like Mr. Phenomenal after showcasing his internationally acclaimed beatboxing skills at College recently.
Mr. Phormula is one of the pioneers of the UK beat boxing scene but what makes him stand apart from others is his unique ability to use bilingualism to engage and promote the Welsh language to audiences. Also a producer and a rapper, Mr. Phormula, AKA Ed Holden, champions bilingualism through various innovative methods, keeping the cool in Cymru both at home and abroad. “Beatboxing, rapping and freestyling in both Welsh and English really impressed us all and it is what makes Mr. Phormula unique in the genre and allowed him to carve a niche in the market. What a great way to promote bilingualism!” said Tim Lambert, Music Technology Lecturer.
Alongside a busy schedule performing and collaborating with artists including, Professor Green and Plan B, he dedicates time working in educational environments promoting Welsh/English bilingualism.
“Mr. Phormula’s workshops were a resounding success. Using beatboxing and rapping as a creative platform to highlight the Welsh language was very appealing, all made possible via funding from the Welsh Government” Lisa O’Connor, Pembrokeshire College Bilingual Champion.