Prashant Kakad is an ex- Intel Engineer turned Bollywood Singer, Dance Instructor, and DJ, spinning an eclectic mix of International dance music to packed houses nationwide. He has moved masses, from kids to elders across both coasts of America. His Jai Ho Dance Parties in Portland cross barriers such as age, language and culture, compelling all to celebrate the joyful Indian Music via dance! In addition to getting to the crowd off their feet and dancing for his 2011 talk, he was also the on-stage host for the 2012 event. Prashant's work has been featured in The Oregonian and The Asian Reporter positioning him as the vanguard of emerging Indian culture movement. Watch
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.