Street Music as Public Service | Gull | TEDxRVA

As an American street musician, Gull traveled to East Africa in 2012 to film “Street Muse: Kenya”—The first in a series of films that will explore street music culture around the world. In his performance and Q&A at TEDxRVA he explains how his travel influences his music and his performance on the street.

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center in Richmond, VA.

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Musician Nathaniel Rappole’s solo project, Gull, has been active for 13 years and has recorded extensively and spent the better part of the past six years touring globally. Gull has toured in support of White Rabbits, Tres Mts, and RNDM and has shared the bar arena with the likes of Silver Apples, Girl Talk, Deerhoof, Adrian Belew, Panda Bear, and Melt Banana.

In 2012, Gull was featured in a movie about music in Mexico called Hecho en Mexico, which is available on Netflix. In 2014, he produced, hosted, and performed in Street Muse: Kenya, a documentary on street/public music and culture in Kenya. Rappole graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Psychology (2002) and presently lives in Richmond, VA.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
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