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SheKhan is the musical duo of Kelly Coats and Kathleen Kim. They experiment with the oscillation of structure and improvisation, harmony and dissonance. Electronic bass lines and beats, interlocked with tactile loops of violin riffs, vocal noise and found sound, set the stage for improvisation. shekhan on bandcamp

Kelly Coats is a visual artist and musician based in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to SheKhan, she is an active member of the avant jazz ensemble LA Fog, the electronic group Embarrassing Powers and was a member of Lady Noise. Coats plays the transverse flute and a variety of other ethnic flutes, interspersed with vocal sounds, sometimes using effects processing and sampling.

Kathleen Kim is an experimental musician and composer who in addition to SheKhan, plays with the ensemble LA Fog and was a member of Lady Noise. She has a background in classical, jazz and improvisational theories and has studied with Yusef Lateef, Jim Nadel and Inna Nedorezov. Kathleen is a founding member of Human Resources, an art collective, performance venue and gallery located in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

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