Dominic "Shodekeh" Talifero

Breath Artist / Beatboxer
Hip-Hop Ambassador Shodekeh, the fearless local Beatboxer with a mighty mouth and a penchant for COLLABORATION, turns up everywhere these days. At The Creative Alliance's Hip-Hop on the Mountain cross-cultural hoedown in May, he not only accompanied the folky Shapenote Sisters, he also performed with a pair of cloggers from Footworks Dance Company. This summer, he's slated to perform with Marin Alsop and the BSO, and he'll also appear at The Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado and The American Dance Festival in North Carolina. Shodekeh's adventurous spirit makes Hip-Hop innovators The Roots look timid. - Baltimore Magazine
a black man, his eyes closed, his hood up, with abstract swirls of light that looks like graffitti emanating from his mouth

Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero is groundbreaking beatboxer, vocal percussionist and breath artist who pushes the boundaries of the human voice within and outside the context of hip hop music and culture. Shodekeh performs with the globally renowned Alash, one of the world’s leading Tuvan Throat Singing ensembles, and features on their recent Smithsonian Folkways album release. He currently serves as an accompanist and composer in residence for Towson University’s Department of Dance and is the founding director of Embody, A Festival Series of the Vocal Arts.