The Facets of Being Human

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Isabel Allende tells tales of passion. Sirena Huang dazzles on violin. Jennifer Lin improvs piano magic. Evelyn Glennie shows how to listen. Pilobolus perform "Symbiosis". Rives on 4 a.m. Rives remixes TED2006. Publisher Felix Dennis' odes to vice and consequences | Video on. Natasha Tsakos' multimedia theatrical adventure. Miwa Matreyek's glorious visions. Adam Sadowsky engineers a viral music video.

Evan Grant: Making sound visible through cymatics | Video on TED. John Walker re-creates great performances. Kaki King rocks out to "Pink Noise". Herbie Hancock's all-star set. Qi Zhang's electrifying organ performance. Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life. Sophie Hunger plays songs of secrets, city lights | Video on TED. Nellie McKay sings "The Dog Song"

Eric Lewis rocks the jazz world. Eric Lewis plays chaos and harmony. Andrew Bird's one-man orchestra of the imagination. David Holt plays mountain music. Jake Shimabukuro plays "Bohemian Rhapsody". Benjamin Zander on music and passion.

Jose Abreu on kids transformed by music. Itay Talgam: Lead like the great conductors. Eric Whitacre: A choir as big as the Internet. Bobby McFerrin hacks your brain with music. Charles Limb: Your brain on improv. Robert Gupta: Music is medicine, music is sanity | Video on TED. Pamelia Kurstin plays the theremin. Raul Midon plays "Peace on Earth" Raul Midon plays "Tembererana" Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders. Liza Donnelly: Drawing upon humor for change. Shekhar Kapur: We are the stories we tell ourselves | Video on T.

Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation. Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to global voices. John Hodgman: Aliens, love -- where are they? Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories. Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam. Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction.

Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life. John Francis walks the Earth. Julian Assange: Why the world needs WikiLeaks. Taryn Simon photographs secret sites. William Kamkwamba on building a windmill. Chris Abani on the stories of Africa. William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind. Chris Abani muses on humanity. Majora Carter's tale of urban renewal. Seth Godin on the tribes we lead. Martin Luther King Jr.: I have a dream. Kevin Bales: How to combat modern slavery.

Vusi Mahlasela sings "Thula Mama" Vusi Mahlasela's encore, "Woza" Joseph Lekuton tells a parable for Kenya. John Kasaona: How poachers became caretakers. Rokia Traore sings "M'Bifo" Let's talk parenting taboos: Rufus Griscom + Alisa Volkman. Karen Armstrong makes her TED Prize wish: the Charter for Compas. Bob Thurman says we can be Buddhas. Robert Thurman: Expanding your circle of compassion | Video on T.

Rabbi Jackie Tabick: The balancing act of compassion | Video on. Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf: Lose your ego, find your compassion | Vi. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The profound journey of compassion | Robert Wright: The evolution of compassion. Karen Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule. Thomas Barnett draws a new map for peace.

Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue "soft" power | Video o. Hans Rosling on global population growth. Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when. Daniel Goleman on compassion. Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money -- and love. Matthieu Ricard on the habits of happiness.

Laura Trice suggests we all say thank you. Rev. James Forbes: Compassion at the dinner table | Video on TED. William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes".