The brothers who make up Le Trio Joubran are part of a long line of oud makers and players. What’s an oud, you ask? Why, it’s a beautiful, lute-like stringed instrument, of course. Accompanied by Youssef Hbeisch on percussion, Samir, Wissam, and Adnan Joubran captivate the TED audience with their intricately picked tunes. Communicating with each other through gesture, with each brother taking the lead in turn, the music slowly builds to a rousing crescendo of oudic virtuosity. For an encore, the grinning brothers crowd around just one of the instruments to pick out a final six-handed tune, to send the delighted TEDGlobal audience off into the Edinburgh night.
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We are seven sessions into TEDGlobal 2014. So many incredible talks have been given over the past three days, and so many more are to come over the next two. At the halfway point, a look at some beautiful shots of the conference so far.
Bold, moving, challenging: TEDGlobal 2014 has just wrapped. Browse photos from the final two days of the conference, which headed South this year to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.