Changing Lives

Changing Lives

Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music

Book - 2012
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In this "vivid story" (Economist), Tricia Tunstall "chronicles the origins and growth of Venezuela's acclaimed El Sistema national music education program" (Reed Johnson, Los Angeles Times) and illustrates its overarching goal: to rescue children from the depredations of poverty through music. What began in Venezuela has extended to Los Angeles, New York City, and Baltimore, illustrating that El Sistema is not just a program, it's a movement. Combining firsthand interviews with compelling stories, Changing Lives reveals that arts education can indeed effect positive social change in the United States and around the world.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c2012.
ISBN: 9780393078961
0393078965
Characteristics: xvii, 298 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.

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