Music at TED

20 Feb

During the TED conference there is not only food for thought.

Every session started with Thomas Dolby and Ethel doing covers of well known tunes. You can read his side of the story in his blog post.

We also heard David Byrne talk about music and arquitecture, what an interesting and talented guy. The wonderfully refreshing Andrew Bird and the new work with poetry by Natalie Merchant , the vocalist and leader of 10,000 maniacs, which I found a little boring and depressing (sorry Natalie).

During the TED U sessions there was the magnificent violin of Robert Gupta who almost made me cry.

The best of the music came when some of the musicians there started jamming together in the night parties. Specially the magically gifted Jake Shimabukuro with his Ukelele. Check this out. I am on the floor on first row, enjoying it like crazy.

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