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Nneka at TEDxIkoyi

On April 9, 2013, Posted by , In acoustic,solo, By ,,, , With No Comments

Critically acclaimed singer/song-writer Nneka‘s voice strikes an eerie balance between rage and pain as she offers commentary on key social issues. To share her personal story, she performs “Suffri” and “My Home”, which were inspired by “life’s big questions” she explains. Performance begins at 2:50. Live music from TEDxIkoyi in Nigeria, 2012.

Garrett Borns: Time Flies at TEDxGrandRapids

Finding inspiration for music and lyrics from within and around the world, singer/songwriter Garrett Borns performs his eclectic fusion of sound, story and wordplay. Add this performance to your library via the TEDx Music Project on Soundcloud. Live performance at TEDxGrandRapids.

Moment of Improvisation: Laima Jansone at TEDxRiga

On November 13, 2012, Posted by , In chill,dance,improv,solo,unique instruments, By ,, , With No Comments

Laima Jansone is the most accomplished and the most promising Latvian traditional kokle player, who is especially gifted in the demanding art of improvisation. Currently Laima is the Ethnographical Music student of J.Vītols Latvian Music Academy. Laima entreprets traditional kokle in her own signature manner of playing, which combines both…

Michelle Blades: Indie Ukulele at TEDxPhoenix

At the age of eighteen, Michelle Blades threw a dart at a map and it landed in Arizona, thus beginning her move to the Valley of the Sun. Since then, she has been traveling and documenting life through her music and photography, while searching for the subtle similarities that stitch…

Sabine Kouli: Soul singing at TEDxLyon

On September 25, 2012, Posted by , In solo,soul, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A heartfelt performance from soul/gospel singer Sabine Kouli. Songs of hope, joy and power. Live performance at TEDxLyon 2012.

Jon Sterckx: Drumscapes at TEDxWarwick

Jon Sterckx is a UK based percussionist with over 20 years experience of world percussion. Drumscapes — his solo multi percussion performance is a synthesis of traditional musicianship and contemporary live electronics. Defying genre, drums from India, Africa and the Middle East sit alongside vocal percussion and cutting edge technology,…

Yori Swart: Acoustic Solo at TEDxMaastricht

Yori Swart performs and acts in a innovative ‘holistic’ way, using acoustic guitar and changes involume to intensify her passionate voice. Yori won the 2010 Amsterdam Pop Prize and the Netherlands Grand Prix. Live performance at TEDxMaastricht 2012.

Mabe Fratti: Modern Cello at TEDxYouthGuatemalaCity

María Belén Fratti (Mabe) is a cellist, vocalist and experimental composer. She started learning piano at age four and learned cello at 8. She identifies herself with a wide array of musicians and stiles, encouraging her to be a part of several music projects. She was part of the alt…

Emma Fällman: Singer, Pianist at TEDxVasastan

Talented swedish singer and songwriter Emma Fällman performs Release me. Original music & lyrics by Frida Öhrn. The song makes a statement about human potential and was performed right after Oxford philosopher Anders Sandbergs talk on bio-ethics, neo evolution and the nagging question we all keep asking ourselves. What does…

Billy McLaughlin: new guitar at TEDxAtlanta

For twenty years, Billy McLaughlin astounded audiences around the world with his complex and rhythmic music.  In 2001, Billy was diagnosed with Focal Dystonia, an incurable neuromuscular disease that rendered him unable to play his own music.  By 2002, Billy McLaughlin’s career was over. In 2006, Billy began a comeback….