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Keith Terry and Crosspulse

keith terryKeith Terry is a percussionist, rhythm dancer and educator. He has toured extensively in the Americas, Asia and Europe, and has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS's Lonesome Pine Specials and Alive From off Center, and CBS's News Nightwatch. In addition to his solo work; he has collaborated with numerous artists including Charles "Honi" Coles, Turtle Island String Quartet, The Jazz Tap Ensemble, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, San Jose Taiko, and Bobby McFerrin.

Keith is the artistic director for the arts organization, Crosspulse, which produces the Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble, Professor Terry's Circus Band ExtraordinŠire, and the all-body band, Slammin. His major works include the Body Tjak Projects, a series of multidisciplinary performances involving artists from Indonesia and the Americas, co-directed with Balinese composer/choreographer I Wayan Dibia. He is a former Asian Cultural Council Fellow and recipient of the California Arts Council performing arts fellowship as well as numerous fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts for music and choreography.

Since 1998, Keith has been a member of the faculty of UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures, where he designs and teaches courses on the relationship between music and dance, deep listening, body music, synchronicity, time and timing, and intercultural communication in the arts. For more information, visit

Evie Ladin grew up with traditional American music and dance. She has been clogging, step dancing and playing clawhammer banjo at music festivals all throughout the East Coast. After studying dance and choreography at Brown University (BA '91), Evie went on to study in New York, Nigeria and Chicago. For ten years she toured nationally with the music and dance ensemble Rhythm in Shoes, where she performed and taught rhythm tap dance, clogging, step dancing, and body percussion. Evie has appeared in countless concert halls and festivals throughout the country, including Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, the NYC Tap Festival, The National Folk Festival, the Cowell Theater, the Arlene Schnitzer Theater and the Flynn Theater, to name a few. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Evie appears as a versatile dancer, musician and vocalist with partner Keith Terry, Crosspulse, the Stairwell Sisters, How You Do Trio, and Professor Terry's Circus Band ExtraordinŠire. Evie is much sought after nationally as a performer and instructor in percussive dance and banjo. She also choreographs for choirs and theater.

Steve Hogan, born and raised in the East Bay, has been involved with world music since a very early age. He was first exposed to various musical forms from around the globe by his parents; long time members of the Bay Area gamelan group Sekar Jaya. At Berkeley High School, Steve began playing electric bass, which lead to a great love for jazz and Latin music. Soon after, he discovered beat boxing (vocal percussion), which he then began performing in addition to his bass playing. Steve continued his musical career throughout his education at the University of California in Berkeley, where he graduated in 2003 with a degree in Southeast Asian Studies. He has played bass with such Bay Area acts as the Goapele, the Coup, and Josh Jone's Heuman Flavor, and currently plays with the Afro-Latin hip hop band O-Maya. He also beat boxes with the all body band Slammin.


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