Marc Bamuthi Joseph investigates cultural erasure through performances that range from opera to dance theater.

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Marc Bamuthi Joseph's opera libretto We Shall Not Be Moved was named one of 2017's "Best Classical Music Performances" by the New York Times. His latest piece, The Just and the Blind, investigates racial profiling and the prison-industrial complex, and premiered at Carnegie Hall this year. Bamuthi currently serves as vice president and artistic director of social impact at The Kennedy Center.

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Live from TED2019

“One with each other”: Notes from Session 1 of TED2019 Fellows talks

April 16, 2019

The event: Talks and performances from TED Fellows, celebrating the 10th anniversary of this life-changing, world-changing program. Session 1 is hosted by TED Fellows director Shoham Arad and TED Senior Fellow Jedidah Isler. When and where: Monday, April 15, 2019, 10:30am, at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC. Opening: We begin the day by […]

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Live from TEDGlobal 2017

To engage joyfully with the world: More bold ideas from the TED Fellows

August 28, 2017

“The politics of joy” is a phrase that resonates through this session of TED Fellows talks. These talks, by and large, come from people who’ve taken a hard look at the world and its problems and decided to engage joyfully, with creativity, fresh insight and heart. From a soccer project that empowers young refugees, to […]

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