Vincent Moon and Naná Vasconcelos:
Hidden music rituals around the world

TEDGlobal 2014 · 24:13 · Filmed Oct 2014
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Vincent Moon travels the world with a backpack and a camera, filming astonishing music and ritual the world rarely sees — from a powerful Sufi ritual in Chechnya to an ayahuasca journey in Peru. He hopes his films can help people see their own cultures in a new way, to make young people say: "Whoa, my grandfather is as cool as Beyoncé." Followed by a mesmerizing performance by jazz icon Naná Vasconcelos.

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A jazz icon since the late 1960s, Naná Vasconcelos contributed Latin percussion to some of the world’s most cerebral, soulful music. Full bio
Global wanderer Vincent Moon explores and documents vanishing traditions with his evocative ethnomusical films. Full bio
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