RIZUMIK is an award winner artist mostly known for his rhythmic and improvisational skills. Born in Lisbon and based in NYC, he connects to playing, acting (physical comedy and character work), singing, dancing (Urban dance / `Popping`), and teaching - mostly through beatbox, hand percussion and vocal improvisation. His rhythmic skills also include tap dance, body percussion, drum kits and performance with percussion syllables (`Konnakol` style).

Rizumik is the 2012 American Beatbox Champion, and represented Portugal in three editions of the Beatbox Battle World Championships, in Berlin. In 2012, he won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatrical Experience with The Voca People and in 2008, he won the music prize `Jovens Criadores` with is vocal project aCorda. He also won the 2017 award for BEST VOCAL PERCUSSION at the prestigious Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella competition, in NYC.

Rizumik starred as SCRATCHER, the lead role in the highly acclaimed Off-Broadway production of THE VOCA PEOPLE™, having also performed throughout the world, while on tour with the international production. As the lead actor of this show, he has made guest appearances on `Late Night with Jimmy Fallon`, `Live with Kelly`, `The Wendy Williams Show` and the `MDA Labor Day Telethon`, among others.

After this experience, Rizumik was the lead in a Grand Marnier online campaign, and throughout the years, has been part of many different endeavors, and has participated in albums, events, and shows around the world, having collaborated with an eclectic range of talented artists like Joey Blake, Christiane Karam, Sasha Masakowski, Ana Bacalhau, Sofia Ribeiro, Tasha Blank, Pedro Carneiro, Hugo Oliveira, Rita Spider, Rui Júnior (WOK), Oreka TX, Daniel da Lança, Samantha de Siena, Ortal Pelleg and Iban Nikolai among many others. Now he is mostly involved with The Whole Time, his musical improvisation ensemble, and Concrete, his A Cappella group, also being part of Urban Method (`The Sing-Off` finalists) and FuseJam.

Rizumik is also part of the faculty of Omega Institute`s CIRCLESONGS course, led by 10 time Grammy-Award winner Bobby McFerrin.

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Tiago Grade has a degree in Advertising and Marketing (Escola Superior de Comunicação Social - Lisbon, Portugal), and also has a foundation in many other areas, such as teaching, socio-cultural animation, dance, percussion, theatre, photography, and creative leadership. Growing up, his main artistic influences are stage shows like STOMP, Mayumana, Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group, Gumboots and Tap Dogs, among many others.

He has lived in Lisbon, Barcelona, Macau and New York. Throughout his musical career, Rizumik has performed in hundreds of shows, projects, concerts, classes, workshops, private events, festivals and exhibits around the world.

Rizumik is a rhythmic soul, an improviser, an observer, a thinker, a poet, a connector, a life traveller, a wanderer. He expresses all of his essence and genuineness through arts, performance and storytelling.

`Interaction with people is fundamental. Understanding and being conscious of our surroundings makes the experimentalism of life much more interesting. Every setting will be unique, changes will always happen, the show will never repeat itself. Communication takes many forms, and we all interpret the world around us in a very unique and complex way, finding interest in things that connect to our own visions, that are compatible with our energy, that are aligned with our goals and intentions. I like to let the rhythms take me naturally and intuitively to new places and observations. Everything always makes sense because everything is part of nature, and nature is perfect within itself.`- Rizumik

``When we study bloodlines, and migration routes, we know beyond any doubt that humanity is completely interconnected with each other. When we study the biology of our own bodies, we recognize that we are connected to every aspect of our environment from the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the sacred ground we stand on. When we find peace within ourselves, only then can we emanate it to the world around us. The journey of cultural healing can be joyous and colorful if we choose to embark on it together. Let us honor the roots, let us awaken to our history and become our most actualized selves. May we emerge from this existential crisis knowing that we are one people, sharing one glorious planet. We are all related.``

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