The sustainability report focuses on two areas: the sustainability of Ethno musical practice, and Ethno World’s response to the climate crisis. The urgency of this work package was recognized when the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in severe restrictions on travel and group gatherings during 2020, impacting the offline delivery of the Ethno programme.
Ethno World responded to the COVID-19 restrictions quickly with the Hope Sessions, free online tune learning workshops led by Ethno Artistic Mentors. The Hope Sessions were followed by a variety of online events including podcasts, music collaborations and further workshops. In this report I investigate three online programmes as case studies: The Hope Sessions, The Exchange Sessions and Ethno Chile ‘onlive’. The methodological approach was a hybrid ethnography, combining online and offline ethnographic research.
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