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Michigan Musical Heritage Project

The Michigan Musical Heritage Project aims to capture a broad range of Michigan’s folk, ethnic, and immigrant music for the purposes of creating documentary films on the scope and depth of Michigan music and to commence the building of an archive for preservation purposes.

Since the early 1600s, peoples and cultures from many parts of the world have settled in the upper Midwestern region of North America. Joining an existing diverse population of indigenous Algonquian people, the new immigrants created cultural enclaves and transplanted many aspects of their parent cultures in the state, thereby creating a rich musical mosaic that to date has not been fully and sufficiently explored.

Michigan Musical Heritage Project

"Documenting Michigan's Musical Legacies!"

Pow wow participants Camp Group Jam Caribbean Band onstage

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower

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