MCA Day, the annual NYC celebration of late Beastie Boy, pro-Tibet activist, and Buddhist Adam Yauch made a special splash when a group of “breakdancing monks” appeared out of nowhere to promote the event. This newly released video tells the story of how those monks — not real monks, no, but serious dancers — came to draw attention to MCA Day, and went viral in the process.
More on Yauch and MCA Day from Lion’s Roar:
- Adam Yauch: Check His Head — Back in the day, Beastie Boy Adam Yauch brought Tibetan music and Buddhist philosophy to music fans everywhere. Originally published in the January 1995 Shambhala Sun magazine, this interview finds Yauch after the release of Ill Communication, candidly talking about about hip-hop, hardcore, helping people, and his relationship to Buddhism’sBodhisattva Vow.
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama comments on the death of Adam Yauch
- Beastie Boy and Tibet advocate Adam Yauch dead at age 47 (March 4, 2012)