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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.

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Benjamin Taubkin: Al Qantara/The Bridge

Read "Al Qantara/The Bridge" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

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 ...