Today’s Ted Talk featured Usman Riaz, a percussion guitarist from Pakistan. The 21-year old whizkid learned how to play guitar by watching his heroes on YouTube. In this Ted Talk, Riaz played a song followed by an improv jam session with guitar legend Preston Reed.
Riaz has also been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series, which can be found here.
We also showed a video by the impressive acoustic guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela: