Rufus Cappadocia is redefining the cellos role by incorporating West African, Middle Eastern, and classic rock influences into his style.
He even built a five-string electric cello, which he used to rock out to Jimi Hendrixs Voodoo Chile on a live NPR concert.
But just because hes a success on stage, doesnt mean he doesnt get some help at home.
The musical mavericks two sons, ages four and 10, both play the cello, and he admits, My four-year-old is really into it he makes me practice! And my 10-year-old is quite good. He can also breakdance and beat-box. Hes a hip kid.
And theres one side of the music world his kids are already better at than him.
He says, They love Guitar Hero, but I dont play it!
Songs For Cello is out now.
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