Meklit Hadero’s Sound and Sky

Meklit Hadero is a vocalist, songwriter, cultural activist, 2009 TED Global Fellow, and a Resident Artist at the Red Poppy Art House – an interdisciplinary, grassroots arts and performance space in San Francisco’s Mission District. Live performance at TEDxSF.

Zoe Keating: Avant Cello

Armed with just her cello and a small box of electronics, Zoe Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She records layer upon layer of celio, her feet dancing over an array of pedals to transform her solo performances into multipart works. Live performance at TEDxSF.

Björn Türoque: air guitar can save the world

Air guitar can change the world. Dan Crane (aka Björn Türoque) is a journalist, author, musician, and competitive air-guitarist. He is the author of ‘To Air is Human: One Man’s Quest to Become the World’s Greatest Air Guitarist.’ Performance at TEDxSF.

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…