Team Members

Omar Kabbani

GRAFFITI ARTIST
Omar Kabbani performed live graffiti for the 2 new Stereognosis music videos.  Omar and his brother Mohammed create innovative, iconic urban murals under the name Ashekman.  Their heroic #operationsalam attracted the attention of CNN, who published the article “How graffiti artists turned former warring areas into a giant artwork for peace.”  Ashekman has given urban [...]

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Pash of The Mad Twinz

Russian beatboxer
Pash and his brother Jayton form the Mad Twinz.  This duet from Kaliningrad went viral with their winning performance at the International Grand Beatbox Battle Tagteam Championship in 2017.  At 21 years of age, the twins gave a freestyle performance in Berlin in 2012, the prodigiousness of which was perhaps best illustrated by the reaction of French beatboxer (and current [...]

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Phillip Broussard

RECORDING/MIXING ENGINEER
Phillip Broussard recorded the new Stereognosis album at RMV in Stockholm and mixed it at Immersion Sound in Los Angeles.  Phillip formerly worked at Kingsway Studio in New Orleans with Daniel Lanois on recordings by artists such as the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Afghan Whigs.  He subsequently moved to the Los Angeles area,  where he [...]

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Jayton of the Mad Twinz

Russian beatboxer
Jayton and his brother Pash form the Mad Twinz.  This duet from Kaliningrad went viral with their winning performance at the International Grand Beatbox Battle Tagteam Championship in 2017.   At 21 years of age, the twins gave a freestyle performance in Berlin in 2012, the prodigiousness of which was perhaps best illustrated by the reaction of French beatboxer (and [...]

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B-boy Neguin

B-boy Neguin danced in both of the 2 new Stereognosis music videos.   Neguin won the 2010 Red Bull BC One World Final after 17 years of relentless training.  The unofficial video of his mind-blowing showcase in Paris in 2010 has continued to spread virulently across social media channels, while the full high-def version has [...]

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Beat Rhino

American beatboxer
Beat Rhino came to the US from South Korea when he was 10 years old.   He started beatboxing when he was 14.   At 19, he became the first American to represent the US at the Grand Beatbox Battle when he won the 2013 wildcard competition with this video performance.  Later that same year in August, [...]

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Bataco

Japanese beatboxer
Bataco grew up in Kobe, Japan, and started learning to beatbox when he was 15 years old.  Eight years later, he entered the 2016 Grand Beatbox “7 TO SMOKE” Battle as an unknown underdog, and he exited as a new school heavyweight.  With a distinctly calm-yet-calculated battle presence, Bataco delivered several stunning upsets and shined distinctly [...]

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Abbos Kosimov

Uzbek hand percussionist
Abbos Kosimov is a master percussionist from Uzbekistan. His principal instrument is called the doyra, a frame drum with metal rings suspended from the perimeter of the rear surface. He also plays the qayroqs, the darbuka, the dof, and the riqq. Abbos has toured with Zakir Hussain’s Masters of Percussion .  He has recorded with Stevie Wonder.  He [...]

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Arslan Hazreti

Azerbaijani kamancha player
Arslan Hazreti was born in Tabriz, Iran in 1976.  He began learning kamancha (Azerbaijani spike fiddle) at the age of 13.  When he was only 18 years old, Arslan performed on a self-built kamancha at the Fajr Music Festival in Tehran with Khananda vocalist Aghakhan Abdullayev and Qawwali vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.  Arslan has studied Mugham (Azerbaijani modal theory) under such masters as Cavit Murtezaoğlu and Adalet Vezirov.  He moved [...]

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Sinan Ayyıldız

Turkish bağlama player
Sinan Ayyildiz studied at the Turkish State Music Conservatory in Istanbul and was named best modern folk musician by the 2013 Troya Awards in Turkey. He plays a long-necked (sometimes double-necked) Turkish stringed instrument called the bağlama (pronounced BAH-le-mah) in a style called şelpe(pronounced SHEL-pee), which involves an overhand 8-finger tapping technique. He has made several appearances on Turkish national television. He has toured internationally [...]

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