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Best of TEDx Music Project

A list of the best music performances at TEDx events. Unforgettable moments gifted by talented musicians around the world. Listen, download and vote for your favorites.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Hear My Heart: Lee England Jr at TEDxArtCenterCollegeOfDesign

Soul violinist Lee England Jr. gives an uplifting talk / performance were music is mixed with his story of coincidences, practice and perseverance.
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TEDxPeachtree - Alia Christian - Musical Interlude

Alia Christian, a 15 year-old Georgia song writer and musician is blazing her own trail in country music with her unique flavor of pop-country. She plays the piano, the guitar, sings and writes her own music...and is getting noticed.
Free download of her tracks here:

TEDxSydney - Missy Higgins - Melbourne Singer Songwriter Charms with 3 Great Songs

Passionate, sincere and proudly Australian, 26 year old Melbourne-based singer songwriter Missy Higgins has enjoyed well earned success. Here she treats the TEDxSydney audience with three songs, two of which are new and yet to be recorded. Thanks Missy!
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Track 1: I can't find you - Track 2: We Run so Fast - Track 3 - Secret -
TEDxSydney 2010 was organised by General Thinking and took place on Saturday 22 May 2010 at CarriageWorks.

TEDxLisboa - Natalia Juskiewicz - Um Violino no Fado

Natalia Juskiewicz is a violinist who was born in Koszalin, Poland, and has lived in Portugal for several years. Holds a diploma in classical studies of violin at the Academy of Poznan, one of the most prestigious schools in the world, began his musical career as a solo performer and integrating Polish formations and orchestras of international standing.
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A Musical Genius: Usman Riaz at TEDxGateway

TED Fellow and OneBeat Fellow, Artist, Composer, Multi-instrumentalist. 21 Year Old Usman Riaz grew up playing classical piano since the age of 6. Picking up guitar at 16 Usman taught himself how to play percussive guitar. Along with these 2 primary instruments he experiments with a number of other ones such as Harmonica, Mandolin, Harmonium and percussion.
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TEDxJardins - Afrobrazilian Music by Quinteto Abanã
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O Quinteto Abanã é um grupo musical que investiga e pesquisa as canções extraídas das manifestações populares brasileiras de matriz africana, por meio de arranjos autorais e de domínio público que misturam o popular com o erudito. O grupo se propõe a criar releituras deste legado ancestral por meio de músicas que resgatam as canções dos terreiros tradicionais em uma roupagem urbana e contemporânea.
Voice soprano: Negravat, Violin and Guitar: Di Ganzá, Percussion and voice: João Nascimento
TEDxJardins - Sao Paulo, Brazil - October 4th, 2012
TEDxZurich-James Gruntz-Plays post-pop music: "Truth only"

James Gruntz makes post-pop music -- pop with a little bit of distance and reflection. He is one of these young musicians (in fact, he claims to have been the first one) who want to reach the masses with their music without being limited to a certain style.
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TEDxJakarta - Jubing Kristianto - Six String Happiness

Jubing Kristianto is four times national winner of "Yamaha Festival Gitar Indonesia" (1987, 1992, 1994, and 1995). He's also a recipient of Distinguished Award at "Yamaha South-East Asia Guitar Festival" in 1984. He is famous for his interpretations of old folk and traditional songs, in which he transports us back to our childhood.
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TEDxSydney: Kate Miller-Heidke sings Humiliation

Kate Miller-Heidke performs her daunting and stirring piece: "Humiliation". Kate Miller-Heidke released her critically-acclaimed 3rd studio album, 'Nightflight' in 2012, debuting at #2 on the ARIA album chart. Her first album 'Little Eve' went gold and received four ARIA nominations.
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A Viral Approach To Classical Indian Music : Shankar Tucker at TEDxGateway

A Viral Approach to Classical Indian Music, by Shankar Tucker at TEDxGateway.
The ShrutiBox is the title of an ongoing series of internet music videos composed, recorded, performed and directed by the young clarinetist and composer Shankar Tucker. The videos have created great excitement recently, garnering over 2 million views and 40,000 fans in only a few months.
You can download the music track for free here:

TEDxConstitutionDrive: Cello & Beatbox by Cello Joe

Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists.By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop. CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm.
free download of "Bike Girl":

TEDxSydney: Tom Thum's Beatbox brilliance

Tom Thum: Armed with just a microphone, Thum pushes the limits of the human voice to create incredible soundtracks of impossible beats and phenomenal sounds, with scratched vinyl, the Michael Jackson back-catalogue, the didgeridoo and an entire fifties jazz band amongst his vocal repertoire.

Jennah Barry at TEDxNovaScotia
The sweet tunes of Nova Scotia. From the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Jennah Barry is a singer, songwriter and musician. Loyal, casually self-deprecating and mostly honest, her debut album Young Men is written from the perspective of a bona fide, small-towner in the belly of a big city.