Miri Ben-Ari speaks at TEDx Capemay: How to make the violin cool.
From being bullied to winning a Grammy, what does it take to follow a dream and create something new? “Dare to be creative, dare to think outside of the box, the violin box,” says Miri Ben-Ari. In Miri’s Ted talk you will learn about six traits you must have when pursuing a new idea and how Miri Ben-Ari was able to transform the classical violin to a featured instrument in Hip Hop, EDM, and Afrobeats, collaborating with some of the biggest artists such as Jay-Z, Kanye West, John Legend, Alicia Keys, Aventura, Armin Van Buuren, and Diamond Platnumz.
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About Miri Ben-Ari
Grammy Award-Winning violinist/producer/humanitarian, “UN Goodwill Ambassador of Music” to the United Nations, a featured blogger, and CEO of the non-for-profit organization Gedenk, promotes Holocaust awareness and tolerance to young people. Miri Ben-Ari, originally from Israel, has created her own unique music; a revolutionary fusion of classical, Hip-Hop, soul and dance.
A classically trained violinist, who once studied under the late classical master Isaac Stern, Ben-Ari has helped sell millions of records by collaborating with other Grammy award-winning artists such as Kanye West, Jay Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, Wynton Marsalis, Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Akon, Patti Labelle, Brandy, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, John Legend, Aventura, Diamond Platnumz, and Armin Van Buuren. Her album “The Hip Hop Violinist” on Universal Records features many of these collaborations.
Ben-Ari has been the face of many promotional campaigns, including Reebok, Vodafone, Pepsi , Coca-Cola and Harman Kardon.