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Soukast/Benjamin Taubkin: Sounds Of Life

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Electronic threads, street party drums, lively piano runs, meditative moments, metallic zest, and rhythmic seasonings all come to the surface when pianist Benjamin Taubkin and Soukast--the duo of Simone Sou and Guilherme Kastrup, two percussionists who artfully mix sampling into their work--set sail with “Pifaiada," the opening track on Sounds Of Life. There's no simple way to describe all of the sounds of life, so it should come as no surprise that there is no simple way ...

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Benjamin Taubkin: Al Qantara/The Bridge

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Music, by its nature, is about building bridges. When it's broken down to its very essence, it's all about forming connections between sounds and souls. That idea, in expanded and magnified form, is the core principle behind Al Qantara/The Bridge. Here, music takes on additional responsibilities, serving as a bridge between styles, syntax, and cultures; it serves as a binding agent between Brazil and Morocco. In 2009, Brazilian pianist Benjamin Taubkin was invited to perform at the ...


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