YAKO 440 is a New York City based teaching and performing artist. As a multi-instrumentalist, beat maker/ producer, human beatboxer, and visual artist he has travelled the world both as a student and educator. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Goddard College's Interdisciplinary Arts program. Yako has composed music and visuals for multi-media theater performances, co-curated large scale art exhibitions, and is a co-founder of the Hip Hop/ Spoken Word collective SOUL INSCRIBED. www.soulinscribed.com