Motel Raphaël

Motel-RaphaelMotel Raphaël is a young Indie-pop band from Montreal, led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin.

In this, their first year as a seven piece unit, they’ve represented Montreal at a national level in CBC’s Searchlight Competition, and have played several different festivals and showcases, including Pop Montreal, Fringe Montreal and Canadian Music Week.

This summer, they played Toronto, Ottawa, Wakefield, New York City and of course, Montreal.

Their harmonies are haunting, their lyrics honest, and they deliver their performance with real sincerity.

They are currently finishing up with the recording of their very first studio album, Cable TV, which was entirely crowd funded by a very successful Indiegogo campaign.

They love this city and are very proud to be part of its rich cultural tapestry.

What is TEDxMontrealWomen?

The TEDxMontrealWomen event challenges each and everyone of us, as members of society, to question and define our values and beliefs in an effort to create an awareness and understanding of why we behave as we do, what motivates our behaviors and what drives our decisions to conduct our lives as we do. With this increased consciousness, we discover that we are more empowered than we previously thought to make positive, disruptive and impactful changes in whichever spheres of influence we choose. TEDxMontrealWomen is an independently organized event and an integral part of the global TEDWomen community.

What is TEDx?

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 TEDxMontrealWomen, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxMontrealWomen 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.