Students from the Middle Eastern Ensemble, Steelpan Ensemble, and a Jazz trio prepared this unique arrangement of the Egyptian tune “El Helwa Di” for a UNCG TEDx event. Each individual group also prepared a selection for the musical interlude. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Special thanks to the ensemble leaders/directors David Aarons, Nabil Rahma and Julia Whelan, and to Sean Mulcahy who engineered sound and audio.

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.