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Video: The Italians Making Music on Balconies Under Coronavirus Quarantine | The New Yorker

Italians have now been at home for nine days, and, from Bologna to Rome, they have invited their neighbors to engage in what they call a “Flash Mob Sonoro,” or a sound flash mob.

March 21, 2020 · 6 Comments

Andrea Hollander: Arkansas to Oregon

I kept the radio tuned to the oldies stations, one after another, and sometimes, if I was lucky, I’d hear “Blackbird” or “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” or another … Continue reading

July 2, 2018 · 3 Comments

Video: Grateful Dead’s “Ripple” played by musicians around the world

As part of Playing for Change‘s Song around the World program, here’s a tune from the Grateful Dead’s 1970 album American Beauty. The new clip features appearances by Washboard Chaz, … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

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