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Research & Inquiry March 26, 2020

Steve Waksman: What Good is Pop Music in a Pandemic?

Steve Waksman

Professor Steve Waksman talked with The Atlantic about the importance of live music in this period of social distancing. Affter tragedy, he said, “Live music becomes a key way that people reaffirm that they’re still living their lives once a certain period of danger and mourning has passed.” Waksman is the Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of American Studies and professor of music at Smith.