Breakdancing Monks Pay Tribute to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

By Jamilah King May 05, 2014

This weekend marked the third annual MCA Day, which pays tribute to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. The pioneering musician passed away on May 4, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. But a group of men dressed as Tibetan monks decided not to dwell in such sadness. Instead, they pulled off a pretty epic performance in New York City’s Union Square.

Why robes? As Angry Asian Man explains, Yauch was a practicing Buddhist at the time of his death and was active in the Tibetan Independence Movement. 

(h/t Angry Asian Man)