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Dust-to-Digital: the Instagram video archivists loved by Jarvis Cocker

Where else on the internet can you see schoolkids in Nigeria play Stevie Wonder and South African steelpan festivals?

No gigs for the foreseeable? No problem. With 370,000 Instagram followers and counting, Dust -to-Digital are social media’s favourite live music archivists. Run by husband-and-wife team Lance and April Ledbetter from Atlanta, Georgia, the cult reissues record label has taken on a new lease of life during the pandemic by uploading clips from its extensive video collection on to the platform. Spanning not just the decades but all imaginable genres, it features clips of everyone from gospel giant Mahalia Jackson performing in church with Martin Luther King Jr to country singer Blaze Foley and jazz harpist Alice Coltrane.

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