Music students from the School of Creative Arts have worked with the Leddy Library as part of Dr. Sally Bick's class Studies in the Music of North American Culture to develop an online tour of the musical scene in Windsor http://cdigs.uwindsor.ca/music-windsor-essex.The digital exhibit entitled City of Music showcases the diverse musical genres at play in the city. So take some time to explore!
(Video by Austin Di Pietro and original music by Peter Stratil)
"Music is one of the most powerful forces on the planet; it can divide, influence, manipulate, enlighten or alienate us... but most importantly, it can unify us. Whether we listen to the radio, participate in a musical group, attend live shows, buy music, take lessons, or use music to embrace our heritage, we are all part of a musical community. Canada’s reputation as a cultural mosaic has shaped the development of Canadian cities into diverse cultural hubs with an immense amount of music spanning many genres. Windsor, Ontario, although only a small city of just over 200,000 people, is no exception to this.
Inspired by Canada’s 150th birthday, and Windsor’s 125th birthday, a small group of students at the University of Windsor wanted to show all that Windsor has to offer, and display its musical diversity. The City of Music project set out to find musical communities in the area and tell their stories as it relates to their roots, impact on the city (or vise versa), and current involvement in the broader community. By researching, interviewing, observing, and participating in these communities, we have come to a conclusion: MUSIC IS ALIVE IN WINDSOR"