Musician, ethnomusicologist, professor at the University of Bucharest, Grigore Leșe proved that “doina” is the musical matrix of Romanians, being the only artist to ever interpret it on the grand stages of the world.
Convinced that “doina” is the musical matrix of Romanians, he is the only artist to ever interpret it on the grand stages of the world: all by himself like in a mysterious healing ritual, as was sung and has been sung for thousands of years. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Washington; Fest Der Kontinente, Berlin; Cultural Olympiad, Athens; BAFTA Awards, London and many more hosted the performances of Grigore Leșe.
The first Romanian musician to bring on stage, traditional artists from Iran, Syria, Pakistan, he demonstrated the ancient musical interferences between Romania and the Orient.
At TEDxBucharest 2013 he will share the wisdom gained in the journey to discovering his true self in a surprising, contemporary mixture of spoken words and music.