Will music preserve Jèrriais?

May 5th, 2014

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Will music preserve Jèrriais?

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Bailiwick Express rapporte:

Jersey’s Jèrriais-singing pop-folk band are the subject of a new film being made in the Island.

The documentary about the Badlabecques is being made by Goldsmiths University student Manuela Carrillo – an ethnomusicologist – who is studying how music can safeguard language and cultural heritage. She’s aiming to find out whether the band are really helping to keep Jersey’s old language alive.

Miss Carrillo comes from Bogota, Colombia and is following the band around the Island as they prepare to record their next album.