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Oct. 23, 2012 10:00 am

Beatboxer Shodekeh needs $20K for debut album, ‘Muse’: Kickstarter of the Week [VIDEO]

Kickstarter of the Week is a new regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation Kickstarter campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support. See others here. Vocal percussionist and beatboxer Dominic Earle Shodekeh Talifero, widely referred to as Shodekeh, is planning to record his debut album, ‘Muse,’ this fall. To do that, however, he […]

Kickstarter of the Week is a new regular series highlighting the technology, creative and innovation Kickstarter campaigns in Baltimore that might be worth your support. See others here.

Vocal percussionist and beatboxer Dominic Earle Shodekeh Talifero, widely referred to as Shodekeh, is planning to record his debut album, ‘Muse,’ this fall. To do that, however, he needs $20,000.

Donate to Shodekeh’s Kickstarter campaign here.

As Shodekeh writes on his Kickstarter page, beatboxing is more than “a tool for creating music compositions.” He says that as “one of the most advanced vocal art forms on the planet,” the goal of beatboxing “is to create simultaneous musical sections and fuse them through a single effort. A beatboxer such as myself may encompass the drums, the turntable sound, the didgeridoo, the entire orchestra if need be.”

Shodekeh, who is originally from Washington, D.C., stayed in Baltimore after attending Coppin State University. He has performed at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as well as the annual High Zero Festival, which Digital Harbor Foundation co-executive director Shelly Blake-Plock helps organize.

Watch Shodekeh’s Kickstarter video:

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Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City, Grist.org, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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