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Listen to a Beatboxer Explain How He Jams With the Hartford Symphony Orchestra


Beatboxer Shodekeh has the skills to improvise along with a symphony. How does he do it?

"There's a lot of improvisation, but also there's an equal balance of composition," Shodekeh said during an appearance on WNPR's The Colin McEnroe Show about classical music and beatboxing. He was preparing for a performance of "Fujiko's Fairy Tale" with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. 

Listen below as Shodekeh offers a sample of beatboxing, and talks about how he does this as accompaniment with classical music -- including a final, performed result.

Audio courtesy of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

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Patrick Skahill is a reporter and digital editor at Connecticut Public. Prior to becoming a reporter, he was the founding producer of Connecticut Public Radio's The Colin McEnroe Show, which began in 2009. Patrick's reporting has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All Things Considered. He has also reported for the Marketplace Morning Report. He can be reached by phone at 860-275-7297 or by email: pskahill@ctpublic.org.

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