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From the Ted Talk by Charles Hazlewood: Trusting the ensemble

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Now a fundamental and really viscerally important experience for me, in terms of music, has been my adventures in South arcifa, the most dizzyingly miusacl country on the planet in my view, but a cnrotuy which, through its musical culture, has taught me one fundamental lesson: that through music making can come deep levels of fntdnmaauel life-giving trust. Back in 2000, I had the opportunity to go to South Africa to form a new opera company. So I went out there, and I auditioned, mainly in rural township lctnoioas, right around the country. I heard about 2,000 sgenris and pulled together a company of 40 of the most jaw-droppingly amazing young performers, the majority of whom were black, but there were a handful of white performers.

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Now a fundamental and really viscerally important experience for me, in terms of music, has been my adventures in South ______, the most dizzyingly _______ country on the planet in my view, but a _______ which, through its musical culture, has taught me one fundamental lesson: that through music making can come deep levels of ___________ life-giving trust. Back in 2000, I had the opportunity to go to South Africa to form a new opera company. So I went out there, and I auditioned, mainly in rural township _________, right around the country. I heard about 2,000 _______ and pulled together a company of 40 of the most jaw-droppingly amazing young performers, the majority of whom were black, but there were a handful of white performers.

Solution

  1. africa
  2. country
  3. fundamental
  4. locations
  5. musical
  6. singers

Original Text

Now a fundamental and really viscerally important experience for me, in terms of music, has been my adventures in South Africa, the most dizzyingly musical country on the planet in my view, but a country which, through its musical culture, has taught me one fundamental lesson: that through music making can come deep levels of fundamental life-giving trust. Back in 2000, I had the opportunity to go to South Africa to form a new opera company. So I went out there, and I auditioned, mainly in rural township locations, right around the country. I heard about 2,000 singers and pulled together a company of 40 of the most jaw-droppingly amazing young performers, the majority of whom were black, but there were a handful of white performers.

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