Music, Culture and Community in the Time of COVID

The communities or  what we can refer to as cultures are lived experiences shared by people… and even those [music] moments create communities…music has that power”- Eduardo Valencia

Topics:    Music,  Culture,  Community-Building
Music, Culture and Community in the Time of COVID
Participants: Eduardo Valencia, Musician and  Music Educator
Publish Date: 02 /04/2021
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Discussion Topics:

  •  What is the role of music in community?
  • How is music central to understanding people?
  • How have musicians been affected by COVID-19?
  • For many musicians there may not be a return to normal after COVID.
  • Should musicians be considered essential workers?
  • Why do most people assume music is a hobby?
  • Is music a form of language?
  • How do we support musicians during this COVID-19 shut down?
  • How does music express community membership?
  •  How does music serve as an anchor to define community?
  • Can music cross assumptions of cultural divides?
  • Is music a type of language?
  • Can music communicate across generational time?
  •  How does language serve as an archive of information?
  •  How did  Richie Valens learn the song “La Bamba?”
  • What does it mean to grid the music?
  • What is the future of music?

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