Chrissy Sepulveda

Chrissy is currently studying for a PhD in Anthropology.

Chrissy Sepulveda

“Music has always been an important aspect of my life, and is inextricably connected to my sense of self.  My persona reflects my visceral attraction to, and explicit love of hippie jam band music and psychedelic rock. The music will forever be an integral part of who I am, especially because my husband, family, and I are part of a phenomenal and vibrant music community that is descendant from the Woodstock era.

“It’s only natural that the focus of my doctoral thesis is a 21st Century counterculture music community. My dissertation topic is A New Generation of Hippies? An Ethnographic and Ethnomusicological Study of a 21st Century American Counterculture Music Community. I will examine and document a current counterculture music community in the United States, and more specifically, the relationship between present-day counterculture activism and music to the Occupy Wall Street (99 Percent) movement.  

“My ethnographic and ethnomusicological analysis will allow me to reflect upon the current sociocultural and sociopolitical sentiments in the U.S.  I will establish and investigate links between music and social activism, drawing information from historical and scholarly literature, as well as from the social phenomenon I will be documenting.”


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