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No quarantine blues making music in the time of COVID-19

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 27 2020   /  01:57 am

Bop at home: JOOX's new programs offer free Indonesian music and a series of covers performed by celebrities and influencers.(Courtesy of JOOX)Self-isolating and working from home seem to be the new normal during this pandemic. But even as we practice physical distancing, music continues to unite us all.By this time, you might have seen a few viral videos of Italians singing on their balconies, whether it is the operatic tenor Maurizio Marchini filling the empty streets of Florence with his rendition of “Nessun Dorma” or an entire neighborhood in Rome singing “Volare”.

PLAY THE LISTS

However, if you don’t fancy yourself a musician or your neighborhood frowns on impromptu concerts, the next best thing is probably going online.

Dozens of quarantine-themed playlists have popped up on music streaming service Spotify, with the most popular arguably being Quarant...