Back in 2001-2002, I lived in Nakhodka, Russia teaching music at the music college. At that time, Russia, like most of the world, was not as connected through the internet as it is now. For the most part I could only get on line in special situations, like at the university or at an internet room. The internet was dial up, web pages were slow to load, and email alone was worth the time spent. Forget about streaming music, even if that existed then; there was no Pandora, itunes or Spotify. When asked about American music or other world music, most Russians only knew Britney Spears, Tupac and Bob Marley.
The beginnings of Virtual Field Trips
At that time I was as passionate about introducing people to new music and cultures as I am today. So along with a Peace Corps volunteer, a local musician and a very cutting edge DJ we created and hosted a radio show that introduced music from all over the world using our shared music collections. It was one of the most exciting experiences I have had. And one I am most proud of.
Take a listen to a snippet!
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