It’s been over 3 months since our life changing TEDxEuston and we are posting up our final talks and performances. First up we have Sandra Mbanefo Obiago is a multi-faceted writer, photographer, poet, art collector & curator, and award winning filmmaker. She has curated art shows and worked with the local creative industry to promote the best of Nigerian art. The TEDxEuston crowd was treated to a personal insight into Sandra’s passion for the arts in its many forms of expression.
Sandra walked us through her experience in the art world and gave examples of some of the projects she has worked on – “I believe that art can change lives.” She says. Sandra finishes by boldly stating that “Art has the power to move us from vision to reality”.
Secondly Irineu Nogueira is a Brazilian who has been living in London for the last 5 years. He has been exploring paths to express his background in Afro Brazilian Dance and Orixás through cross-discipline experiences such as opera, theatre, musicals, cinema and circus, which transformed him into a complete artist. He took the TEDxEuston audience’s breath away with his ensemble of acrobats and energy.
Lastly, Abdoulaye Samb is a guitarist, singer and composer from Senegal. His original music is inspired by Fula and Mandinka cultures and his distinctive musical style has grown out of his travels, collaborations and researches in Africa and Europe. Abdoulaye took to the TEDxEuston stage to play a truly remarkable mixture of Senegalese blues, drawing on the rich Fula tradition.