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A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of live music.
Video playlists about Live music
Live music, onstage at TED
10 talks •
We've cued up two hours of live music straight from the TED stage. Listen for a wide range of virtuoso musicians -- on some very surprising instruments ...
Talks for jazz lovers
8 talks •
A list of the jazziest performances to hit the TED stage, straight from the bandstand.
How music affects us
8 talks •
Music is a fundamental aspect of humanity -- so exactly how does it impact us? These talks offer a wonderful look at our fascinating relationship with the music we make.
Music around the world
13 talks •
Take a trip around the globe and enjoy music from all corners of the Earth.
See all 5 playlists on Live music
Talks about Live music
How to find a wonderful idea
Poetry, music and identity
"Music for Wood and Strings"
Silk Road Ensemble
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Rodrigo y Gabriela
An electrifying acoustic guitar performance
Amanda Palmer, Jherek Bischoff, Usman Riaz
Silk Road Ensemble + Rhiannon Giddens
"St. James Infirmary Blues"
Nicole Paris and Ed Cage
A beatboxing lesson from a father-daughter duo
A musical escape into a world of light and color
Home is a song I've always remembered
An 11-year-old prodigy performs old-school jazz
The Lady Lifers
A moving song from women in prison for life
A song for my hero, the woman who rowed into a hurricane
Bill T. Jones
The dancer, the singer, the cellist ... and a moment of creative magic
See all 77 talks on Live music