“He is simply one of the best musicians in the country,” says TED music advisor Bill Bragin of Pedrito Martinez, who’s just taken the TED stage to air a traditional Afro-Cuban bata drum solo. “As a musician’s musician, he leaves other musicians’ jaws on the ground.” Wearing a bright yellow Pittsburgh Pirates cap, a red waistcoat, and a bright orange T-shirt, Martinez transports the audience with his sounds and rhythms.
It’s no longer possible to ignore the effect humans have — on the environment, on each other and on the Internet. In that spirit, this session brings together people with big ideas on responsible design, creation, consumption and eating. From a renegade gardener to energy software maker, this session takes into mind that it’s not […]
Photo: James Duncan Davidson A darkened stage, a moment of silence … and a mysterious note of jazz. Opening TEDGlobal 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland: Jonathan Batiste, a musician who has delighted audiences in more than 40 countries and collaborated with diverse musicians from Prince to Jimmy Buffett to Wynton Marsalis. He’s the co-director and music curator […]