Alex Shaw is a performer-composer, cultural producer, and arts educator. His artistry and activism have been intertwined for over twenty years, focused on interdisciplinary collaborations and compositional processes grounded in culturally diverse music traditions. He is director of Alô Brasil and former member of Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra. He has curated and produced dozens of concerts and cultural programs and is former Artistic Director for Intercultural Journeys (2014-2020). Alex holds a BA from Swarthmore College and an MFA in World Percussion from California Institute of the Arts.