“Being chosen to do a TEDx talk was an incredible honor. I was initially excited about the opportunity I was given and then realized the challenge I faced. I had to somehow narrow my message and all I wanted to share about Afghanistan, about the people, the music, the culture, the children and my Peace Corps experience, to a talk that would last no longer than 18 minutes. In the end, it was the stories from the Afghans themselves that helped me find the real story and the most poignant message; the story I hope resonates with each of you who watch the TED talk. The story is about the power music has to define us as individuals and as a culture. It touches our soul in a profound way and makes an extreme impact on each of our lives. I hope you enjoy the talk! Thank you for listening.”
Louise Pascale, Founder and Director, Children’s Songbook