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Musicians in America during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stephen Stuempfle, Society for Ethnomusicology, Inc.

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Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic (Web Resource)
Title: Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Author: Stephen Stuempfle (Project Director)
Author: Holly Hobbs (Researcher/Producer/Writer)
Author: Raquel Paraíso (Researcher/Producer/Writer)
Author: Tamar Sella (Researcher/Producer/Writer)
Author: Adriane Pontecorvo (Website Designer)
Abstract: This website documents the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on musicians and communities throughout the United States. The site contains 240 short video interviews conducted during 2020 with musicians in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 5 U.S. territories. Among the music genres represented are Native American traditions, jazz, blues, gospel, country, zydeco, norteño, mariachi, salsa, rock, hip hop, klezmer, and Western classical, as well as traditions from such countries as Cuba, Nicaragua, Peru, Brazil, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Ghana, Ethiopia, Turkey, Iraq, India, Indonesia, China, and Japan. The website also includes biographical notes on each musician interviewed and an interpretative essay. Collectively, the interviews offer a snapshot of what it was like to live in a society in which, for the first time in a century, concert halls, nightclubs, schools, places of worship, and other music settings largely turned silent.
Year: 2021
Primary URL:
Primary URL Description: Dedicated website