One Year Ago: Yusuf Islam TED Talk


Very interesting perspectives in light of all that has transpired. Cat Stevens/Yusuf talks about why he converted to Islam; terrorism, inclusivity, Mainstream Media distortions, and of course his music!

A message of peace, hope and inclusion | Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)

TED Archive Published on May 7, 2018

The legendary Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) joins TED Curator Chris Anderson for a discussion on the influence of Yusuf’s music, his faith and the importance of inclusion. His latest album, The Laughing Apple, is a child-friendly message of peace and compassion, encouraging listeners of all ages to feel connected to the world all humanity shares. TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences. Enjoy this unedited talk by Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens). Filmed at TEDGlobalNYC 2017

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