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Day the music died: Hong Kong’s jobless musicians struggle as Covid-19 ban on live gigs remains

Sitting at her grand piano in the lobby of the Island Shangri-La hotel, jazz singer Akia Knowles switches effortlessly from Elvis Presley to Alicia Keys, interpreted in a manner befitting her idol Ella Fitzgerald.After seven years as the resident musician at hotels in Shanghai and Shenzhen, the Bahamas native was all set to return home in January when she landed the job in Hong Kong.She knows she is fortunate to be one of few professional musicians in the city still at work.Musician from Hong…

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