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Christylez Bacon the human beatbox

Christylez Bacon (pronounced: Chris-Styles) is a progressive hip-hop music artist, from Washington, DC. He is responsible for introducing his live eclectic blend of classical and jazz and hip-hop arrangements and lyricism to such reputable presenters as Strathmore Hall, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is…

Stromae: Lessons in Hip Hop and Overnight Fame

Stromae, singer-songwriter of Belgian-Rwandan origin, presents the procedure of the building up of his songs by creating one live on stage. Live performance at TEDxBrussels.  

Shamik & Cris Derksen: cello beats

Audio fusion of BeatBox and cello on a loopstation. One extraordinary duo! Live performed from TEDxVancouver.

Narcicyst: identity in flux

Yassin’s presentation is about the pain of loss, the triumph of family and the duplicity of identity in the information age. Performing with his back up band “The Fridge”, Yassin invites you into his living room and serves chai sweet enough to make you forget about the bitter global arena….

James Nash: Russell County Gorge

Songs about war are timeless and a part of American culture. In this talk, James Nash reflects on how he came to write “Russell County Gorge” about US Marine Corps 1st Lt. Ryan McGlothlin, killed in Iraq in 2005. Over the course of two years traveling and performing the song,…

Ozomatli + Josh Kun: at the edge of urban identity

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The motto of multi-racial Los Angeles band Ozomatli used to be “We take you around the world by taking you around L.A.” In a session hosted and narrated by scholar and author Josh Kun, the band will mix story and sound to explore the challenges and promises of musical identities…

John Forte

John Forté is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer from Brooklyn. This July, marking the nine-year anniversary of his date of arrest on charges of drug trafficking, Forté released StyleFREE the EP, his first collection of new music in eight years. On StyleFREE, Forté delivers an eclectic group of songs,…

Jason O: Sir Loops A Lot

Jason Olcese (Jason O) is a performer who is best described as “a healthy mix of Jason Mraz and Keller Williams.” On stage, Jason uses live looping to incorporate guitar, bass, vocals, harmonies, percussion, piano, harmonica, ukulele, and trumpet all in one inspiring show.