Episode 6: Dani Markham
On this episode, RJ speaks with percussionist Dani Markham. A born beatmaker, Dani has channeled her lifelong passion for rhythm into musical stylings from across the world. In 2014 Dani toured with the indie pop sensation Tune-Yards, forging a unique musical bond with their leader Merrill Garbus. In 2016 Dani joined Childish Gambino, the Grammy-winning stage name of superstar Donald Glover, to bring her sound into their eclectic rhythm section. Between world tours, Dani found time to compose an hour-long drum score for a live dance performance called "It's Time," with choreographer Jenn Freeman. This unique concept and composition is just another step in Dani's ongoing experiments with rhythm and sound.
After the interview, you'll hear Dani perform three brand new songs that she wrote with violinist Sarah Neufeld, best known as a member of Arcade Fire. In the final song of the performance, there is an interlude dedicated to Breonna Taylor. Please visit Justice for Breonna to learn more.
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You'll find music from all the artists mentioned in this interview on our Past, Present, Future, Live! Spotify playlist.
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