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Singing the forbidden: Dina El Wedidi at TEDGlobal 2013

Singing the forbidden: Dina El Wedidi at TEDGlobal 2013

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Dina El Wedidi is a traditional Egyptian singer — but with a global twist. While her powerful chant draws from Egyptian folk songs, her lyrics speak to a generation of young Egyptians estranged from their government and looking for connection. Meanwhile, her band members play the guitar, the accordion and even the Irish violin. At []

World on Its Head: The speakers in session 6 at TEDGlobal 2013

World on Its Head: The speakers in session 6 at TEDGlobal 2013

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“It’s about discarding assumptions about the Middle East, Latin America, and the way you think the world works,” Nassim Assefi described in an interview before we all got to Edinburgh for TEDGlobal 2013. This session, which she co-curated with fellow TED Fellow Gabriella Gomez-Mont, features a host of speakers who’ll be prompting us to think []