- Anna Stirr: Massive earthquake is a devastating blow to Nepal, and it will take years to recover
- Nepal's musical traditions can help buoy the resilience and spirit necessary to rebuild
Anna Stirr is assistant professor of Asian studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is a musician and ethnomusicologist specializing in Himalayan performance and cultures. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Living on the fault line that has produced the world's highest mountain ranges, the people of Nepal knew there would be a major earthquake someday.