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Lionel Richie, Billy Joel, cello and beatboxing: Kevin Olusola at TED2014

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Kevin Olusola. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

It’s time for TED! And first on our *brand-new stage* in Vancouver is the iridescent Kevin Olusola from Pentatonix, who starts the show off in a typically mind-shifting way, playing cello and, well, beatboxing. In honor of the fact that this is, after all, the 30th year of the conference, he takes us on a whistlestop tour through some hits from 1984. Feet start a-tapping to Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie … and we’re off.

(Bonus: Here is Kevin’s cover of Justin Timberlake’s song “Mirrors.”)