State of Art: Preserving Alaska’s music with Jimmy Riordan

Record album covers from Jimmy Riordan’s Alaska music digitization project. (Jimmy Riordan)

This week on State of Art we’re hearing from local artist and the mastermind behind the Alaska BookMobile, Jimmy Riordan. His current work is focused on digitizing analogue Alaska music. He got his start working in Bethel and preserving recordings found around the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, but has branched out to more of a statewide focus. We hear about how he got started, what he’s found along the way and what comes next.

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