Interview with Edem K. Garro, Lincoln, Nebraska

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Edem K. Garro
Edem K. Garro (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Edem K. Garro is a Ghanaian-American composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist from Omaha, Nebraska. In 2017, she won the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for Best Soul Artist. As a skilled hand percussionist and vocalist, she incorporates West African aesthetics into her songwriting and performances. Whether performing traditional music or her electronic compositions, Edem’s work primarily focuses on cultural preservation and identity. As a Nebraska Arts Council artist, she routinely performs for universities, schools, and organizations throughout the West. In recent years, she has had ongoing creative partnerships with Lincoln Motors, Minnesota Humanities, and the Denver Public Library. 

Interviewed by Holly Hobbs, 10/01/2020.
Holly Hobbs
Music; United States; Covid-19 Pandemic
Lincoln, Nebraska
Musicians in America during the Covid-19 Pandemic
Society for Ethnomusicology

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