Toyota Brings Hip Hop Pioneer Doug E. Fresh and Speed Painter Martina Hahn To Opening Day of 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 10, 2016, 10:00 ET from Toyota

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor North America, as a part of its Chicago Auto Show presence will treat the public to live performances of "The Original Human Beat Box" and Hip Hop Legend Doug E. Fresh and Speed Painter Martina Hahn at the Chicago Auto Show.  From the Toyota stage at the Chicago Auto Show, Doug E. Fresh will perform several of his classic hits demonstrating his mastery of the craft of emceeing while Martina Hahn simultaneously captures the energy of the crowd and his music to compose an inspiring portrait celebrating Black History Month.

The Chicago Auto Show performance is inspired by the Toyota Avalon "Music in Motion" digital series featured on Interactive One's digital platform during the month of February. The digital content segments feature musical artists Doug E. Fresh and Jay Electronica, paired with visual artists to celebrate the spirit of the "rule breaker" who chooses the road less traveled and rarely shies away from a challenge – much like the Toyota Avalon -- the car for successful "rule breakers."


Saturday, February 13, 2016; 2:00 p.m. CST

Photo and Video Opportunities - Toyota performance with musical artist Doug E. Fresh and visual artist Martina Hahn, performing together during the Chicago Auto Show's first open day to the public.  Media interviews are available following the performance.


Chicago Auto Show, Toyota Exhibit Stage

McCormick Place

2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive

Chicago, IL 60616


Doug E. Fresh, known for his songs like The Show/La Di, Da Di and Keep Risin' to the Top, incorporates in his music a unique style of beat boxing where he uses his mouth to simulate drumbeats and other percussive sounds.  Martina Hahn is a sought after performance artist whose live paintings feature seemingly random shapes and strokes forming into portraits that audiences recognize in the last minute of her 6-minute performance.