This beatboxer shows you how to make art out of your breath

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Performer Shodekeh Talifero says teaching students his breath technique starts by “connecting to their individual relationship, to their own breaths, and then just building from there.” He continues, “Through that, I think you start to unlock some of their own kinesthetic and vocal memory.” Photo by Zacile Rosette.

Shodekeh Talifero is a beatboxer, composer, and “breath artist.” Before he hits the Broad Stage this weekend, he’s teaching Santa Monica College students about breath and movement.

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