This is yet another example of the internet being completely indispensable to the progression of the arts. You may remember self-taught percussive guitar genius Usman Riaz from his video Fire Fly released last year that rocketed him to stardom. In this new TED talk, it goes like this:
1. Usman plays an excerpt from Fire Fly
2. One of his heroes, Preston Reed, plays his own piece
3. Usman and Preston play one of the latter’s pieces together
4. They then perform an impromptu encore that will blow your socks off.
In the words of Usman Riaz, “This is very surreal.” Watch it here: