We are delighted that our researchers Dr Sarah-Jane Gibson and Professor Lee Higgins have had an article published in the Journal of Music, Health, and Wellbeing. The special issue, titled ‘Musicking through Covid-19: Challenges, Adaptations, and New Practices‘, aims to capture the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on musical contexts through 2020 – 2021.
In their article, Gibson and Higgins consider how Ethno World, a global youth music network, has sustained its practices during the COVID-19 pandemic and, in so doing, provided a mechanism that supported the wellbeing of both its artistic mentors and participants. Through an exploration of the Hope Sessions, an online teaching platform created during the lockdown period, they investigate how a recontextualized musical practice has created both challenges and opportunities for those that have worked within it.
Download the article at the link below.
The Ethno Hope Sessions: Sustaining intercultural musical exchange during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sarah-Jane Gibson and Lee Higgins, 2021.