So now that I have the bandwidth back, I’m finally going to start posting TED talks!
TED, for all those of you who don’t know, was a conference I attended in Arusha in June that changed my life.
I wasn’t familiar with Mahlasela’s work before he walked on stage at that auditorium in Arusha, and so I was completely unprepared for what I was about to hear.
His voice made me realize that no matter what I write in this life,
I will never be able to communicate what music can. These words are just awkward boxes fit to carry only approximations of my meaning. But music?