Baltimore beatboxer Shodekeh is the curator behind the Embody Lab vocal series. Simple rules: no instruments allowed except VOICE. No looping, no electronics.This clip, shot by Tom Kessler, features vocalist Navasha Daya with support from Chuck the Madd Ox, Victoria Vox, Sinead Fahey, and Juliana Marin.

Some footage from the culminating event at a recent residency. Beatbox improvisation with a little conducting, great reaction from the audience!

I've been thinking about the commonalities shared by drum machines and kalimbas. These thumb pianos have vibrating tines that can tuned by length. The early analog drum machines used oscillators to produce their tones. These oscillations could also be tuned. Matt Muirhead is a mad scientist of all things vibrating. We did an improvised beatbox kalimba duet at Baltimore Boom…

Baby Beats! is a monthly music series for families with young children hosted by me and my beatbox brother and amazing emcee Jamaal Black Root Collier. Our July premier concert saw a capacity crowd fill the Single Carrot Theatre gallery space and so it appears we will now take the show to their larger theatre! We keep the floor open…

I recently worked with Wesley Stuckey of Stuckey Design to create a video for City Seed's School of Food project. City Seeds helps culinary entrepreneurs build their businesses and this series serves to inform and educate people in the industry. The sound score for the video is, of course, human beatbox music.

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Thanks so much to Catalina Sofia of (Cool)Progeny for this amazing write up on Baby Beats! Don't miss the first show of the series on July 30th at the Single Carrot Theatre in Baltimore. Read the article here: http://coolprogeny.com/2015/07/baby-beats-baltimore/#comment-129631

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