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Hip hop artist, vocalist, and collector of eclectic musical experiences, Shodekeh is a professional beatboxer who has cultivated his craft since 1987. By vocally embodying a range of sounds from drum sets to ocean waves, Shodekeh actively engages in a variety of creative genres from jazz, to modern dance, to the visual arts. Based in the Baltimore area, Shodekeh is the founding director of Embody: A Festival & Series of the Vocal Arts, which aims to celebrate the many great vocalic traditions of our world's arias, vocal percussionists, and experimental bards.