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Can music save a language from extinction? PhD stori...

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While I have now graduated and finished my PhD, others are not so lucky! My friend Kit Ashton is currently writing his PhD thesis in ethnomusicology. He comes from the channel island of Jersey, where the local language - Jèrriais - is on the verge of extinction. In his PhD he studies the effect music has on revitalising the language, including singing with his own band: Badlabecques! In this video I spend a few days with Kit, learn about Jèrriais and the Nazi occupation of the channel islands, enjoy some local cuisine, and travel to a festival to see Kit perform!

- Kit's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylFDzfBukLmvs_cPk09qbQ
- ArtHouse Jersey: https://www.arthouse.je/
- L'Office du Jèrriais: http://www.jerriais.org.je/
- Badlabecques: https://badlabecques.bandcamp.com/

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