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Celebrity traveler: Shodekeh's musical treks

Celebrity traveler: Shodekeh's musical treks

It's easy for internationally renowned musician Shodekeh to journey with just carry-on luggage; his instrument travels in his soul.

The Baltimore-based beatboxer and vocal percussionist performs in a multitude of genres and music domains, including dance and the visual arts. By channeling the concepts of musical instruments and soundscapes, he vocalizes dynamic emulations of everything; drum sets, turntables, ocean waves, sleigh bells. Shodekeh is the founding director of "Embody, A Music Series of The Vocal Arts," which strives for artistic and cultural unity through the vocal traditions of the world, ranging from opera to beatboxing.

Shodekeh said he immerses...