Tue, 24 Oct 2023
7pm – 8pm I Zoom
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Archives Unlocked: The Pirate Music Trade in 20th-Century Singapore
Post-war Singapore was a hotbed of musical activity, which witnessed an unprecedented explosion in new musical styles, local music groups and multinational and independent record labels. As demand for the latest music records grew, a pirate trade took hold and flooded the market with locally-manufactured bootlegs. Join Assistant Archivist Jamie Lee as she traces the history of the 20th-century pirate music trade, and learn the differences between authentic and counterfeit records in the National Archives of Singapore’s collections.
About the Speaker
Jamie Lee is an Assistant Archivist at the Audio Visual Archives department at the National Archives of Singapore. A lifelong advocate of the moving image, she works to connect Singaporeans with their audiovisual heritage by thoughtfully curating records and their metadata. She is currently completing her Master’s in Library and Information Science with a specialisation in Archival Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
About Archives Unlocked
Curious about what goes on in the National Archives of Singapore? Join us for this series of talks, as we unlock stories of our nation through the archives’ collections.
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