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TEDxKCG - George Mathew - The Sound of Ubuntu

George Mathew is the founder and Artistic Director of the the UBUNTU SHRUTI Orchestra and MUSIC FOR LIFE INTERNATIONAL which uses Music to focus on global humanitarian issues and crises. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in January 2006 as Artistic Director and Conductor of BEETHOVEN'S NINTH FOR SOUTH ASIA. He also appeared at Carnegie, leading the REQUIEM FOR DARFUR in 2007. Mr. Mathew returned to Carnegie Hall in January 2011, as Artistic Director and Conductor of BEETHOVEN FOR THE INDUS VALLEY. The concerts brought together global leaders from the musical, philanthropic, business, academic, governmental and diplomatic communities. George Mathew and these humanitarian concerts have been profiled extensively in the global media. Mr. Mathew made his conducting debut at the United Nations in October 2007. His recent conducting activities have taken him to several orchestras and opera companies in the US, India, Central America, Africa and Europe.In March 2010, George Mathew spoke at the United Nations Development Program's 'Capacity IS Development' Global Event in Marrakech, Morocco, presenting the orchestral paradigm as a new leadership model for developing institutions and capacity in the twenty-first century. He was a speaker at the first INK Conference in 2010 and delivered the 2011 S.T. Lee Lecture on Social Justice and Public Policy at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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