This TED talk features Ethiopian-American singer-songwriter Meklit Hadero discussing how she gets inspiration from the soundscape of everyday sounds.
Along the way, she mixes in traditional Ethiopian stories, soundscape theory, the melody of language and a discussion of how composers take inspiration from natural sounds.
“The world is alive with musical expression,” notes Hadero. “We are already immersed.”
Hadero has released 5 albums as ‘Meklit’.