Sō Percussion and Shodekeh
Stave Sessions

Crystal Ballroom Somerville Th - Crystal Ballroom

The adventurous percussion group Sō Percussion is joined by groundbreaking beatboxer Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero. The contemporary music program will include a diverse range of repertoire from contemporary “classics” to new works in an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (The New Yorker). 

Rooted in the belief that music is an essential facet of human life, Sō Percussion enthusiastically pursues a growing range of social and community outreach. 

Shodekeh has made tremendous musical strides as a highly adept 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. 

Journey into new worlds of sound with this intriguing collaboration. 


Angélica Negrón                    gone
Bryce Dessner                       Music for Wood and Strings
Pauline Oliveros                    Rolling Meditation
Jason Treuting                       Extremes (2019)
Dominic Shodokeh Talifero  Vodalities: Paradigms of Consciousness for the Human Voice


This performance is part of Stave Sessions.

“The range of colors and voices that So Percussion coaxes from its menagerie is astonishing and entrancing.”

Billboard Magazine

Stave Sessions

Four nights of contemporary music at Somerville's Crystal Ballroom

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Stave Sessions is sponsored by
Susan & Michael Thonis.

Support provided by the Barr Foundation through its ArtsAmplified initiative and The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

This performance is made possible in part by support from Celebrity Series' LIVE PERFORMANCE! Arts for All Innovation Funds.