Sergio A. Mims writes:
Chi-chi Nwanoku's TED talk about why music does not discriminate which she gave last month in London was just released yesterday. It's a great speech about her life, her philosophy of life and music and what inspired her to create the Chineke! Orchestra:
Published on Jan 14, 2016
Chi Chi Nwanoku speaks at a 2015 TEDx event in London.
Chi-Chi Nwanoku MBE is the Founder, Artistic Director of Chineke!, Europe’s first classical orchestra of Black and Ethnic Minority musicians and is also the Principal Double bassist and founder of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Chi-chi is a professor of Double Bass History Studies at the Royal Academy of Music and was made a Fellow there in 1998.
Chi-chi gracefully opened the TEDxEuston 2015 stage. She declared we are all born musicians; everyone of us has a heartbeat connected to something. It was a privilege for the audience to hear her personal journey through her early introduction to music and her experiences as a black women in the classical music industry. She narrates how she is fighting the good fight to bring diversity to the classical world and encourages the audience to "Never be afraid of a challenge"
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx