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How do we say we are sorry: Singing to whales: Michael Brolly at TEDxLehighRiver

By Michael Brolly

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Michael is concerned about how human beings treat members of the animal kingdom, especially whales. Using his skills as a renowned woodturning artist and sculptor, he has built a boat that's also a musical instrument. Michael uses the boat to communicate with whales and say to them, as a species, "we're sorry." At the conclusion of his talk, Michael's students "play" the boat.
Michael Brolly was born in Philadelphia in 1950 to immigrant parents. BFA Kutztown University 1981, MFA UMass Dartmouth 2007 
Met wife, Lynne, at Kutztown, got around to dating her fifteen years later. Two teenage boys. Started showing artwork nationally in 1981, been at it ever since. Started teaching at Moravian Academy in 2007, been at that also ever since. 

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Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Size/Length 16:07
URL https://youtu.be/m_zi5OCkDWc
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Animals in culture
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Art
  5. Human-animal interactions
  6. Marine mammals
  7. Whales
  8. Wild animals