December playlist: Music for the definitely-not-normal holidays

By , Guest Columnist Updated: December 25, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: December 25, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Elizabeth Cawein
Guest Columnist

Elizabeth Cawein

Elizabeth Cawein is the founder and director of Music Export Memphis, a nonprofit export office for Memphis music. She is an adjunct professor of Music Urbanism at Rhodes College, a programmer/DJ on WYXR 91.7 FM and a national speaker on issues of music, culture and urban development.


We can pledge not to go “back to normal.” Normal, in the best of times, found us donating to GoFundMe campaigns to cover emergency medical bills of folks in our music community. Normal was $100 a gig for musicians. Normal is the system that’s broken.


Elizabeth Cawein Music Export Memphis The Poet Havi Rufus Thomas Otis Redding


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