Portland native Saeeda “MaMa Sae” Wright has been singing since she was a child, and is today one of the Pacific Northwest premier vocalists and songwriters. Saeeda has worked with some of the best talent in Portland, and she continues to gain recognition for her preeminent vocal gifts. In addition to her current work with Liv Warfield, she has shared the stage with the likes of Raphael Saadiq, Mint Condition, members of Stevie Wonder's band, and Lalah Hathaway. Saeeda has also performed with Gospel powerhouses Cece Winans, Crystal Akin, JJ Harrison, and Yvette Williams of the Kurt Carr Singers.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxMtHood, where x=independently organized TED event.
At our TEDxMtHood event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Visit TED.com to learn more.