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Covid Chronicles: Flute Music

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posted on 18.11.2022, 16:36 authored by Helen HintjensHelen Hintjens

These two audio files were shared by Alan, a Kurdish asylum seeker from Turkey who is currently living in the Netherlands.


“A friend came by because the lockdown caused him quite a lot of boredom. He remembered my interest in flutes and that I never possessed one. I wasn’t even able to play a single tune back then. But he brought his old recorder flute along and gave it to me for motivation. I started to play and lo and behold I picked it up in a question of days. The first recording was after a week. The second one after a month."


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This material is part of the Covid Chronicles from the Margins project, funded by The Open University and The Hague. The project aims to highlight the impact of the pandemic on refugees, asylum seekers & undocumented migrants.


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