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Published on Jan 8, 2019
Renae Baker tells the story of how making music together brought enemy soldiers out of their trenches and stopped a world war in its tracks.
What was it that stopped a world war in its tracks and enticed the soldiers out of their trenches to make peace in the middle of a battle? Renae reveals the largely untapped peacemaking tool of music, explores the science behind why it works, and uses her vast professional experience to lead the audience in experiencing how we can all easily harness it.
Renae Baker is the author of Defeating Scrooge – How To Harness the Power of Christmas Carols to Revive Your Spirit Any Time of Year. She is a professional singer, actor, television and radio co-host with a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan. Since 1997 Renae has been the founder and director of I S.M.I.L.E. in New York Productions whose Broadway carolers connect diverse groups of people joyfully together in song. Renae leads workshops to revive holiday spirit and as a sought-after acting coach, has guided actors into roles in Broadway, film, and television productions. To book the carolers, a workshop, or schedule Renae to speak at your event, go to: www.ismileny.com. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx