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Published on Apr 19, 2016
Oded Kafri, probably world´s first solo-street-drummer with gigs in Israel, France, England, Africa and Germany, tells about his long way from an hyperactive boy to an international well known street performer in Hamburg, Germany. Inspired by rhythms from all over the world, Kafri – born Israeli – makes people get crowded, laugh and dance.
Drummer and solo-artist Oded Kafri grew up as an hyperactive child in Israel, Tel Aviv. He started playing drums at the age of 10, practicing in a bomb shelter 8 hours a day. As a teenager, he moved to Paris with his family. After a demoralizing “fête de la musique”, probably France´s most popular street music festival, Kafri decided to take his fortune in his own hands and moved to London. He set up his drumkit on London streets playing solo and became very soon a one-man party and YouTube phenomenon with over a million hits. While he needed to go back to Israel over and over again, usually because of bureaucratical issues, he travelled and lived in England or even in Africa to improve his drumming skills. In 2016, he plans his solo-tour through the USA to realize his dream of “Drum(ming) the world”.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx