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Playing for their lives : the global El sistema movement for social change through music / Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth.

Tunstall, Tricia, (author.). Booth, Eric, (author.).


"An eye-opening view of the unprecedented global spread of El Sistema, intensive music education that disrupts the cycles of poverty,"

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  • ISBN: 9780393245646
  • ISBN: 0393245640
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What Is El Sistema? -- To Play and to Struggle: El Sistema in Venezuela -- The Global Spread of the El Sistema Vision -- Understanding El Sistema: A Few Key Ideas -- Key Elements of the El Sistema Learning Environment -- Radical Inclusion -- Ensemble Learning -- Peer Learning -- Music as Passion and Expressivity -- Intensity -- High Musical Aspiration -- Family and Community Involvement -- Overview of a Movement -- Different Cultures, Different Needs -- Following the Money -- Connecting the Dots -- What We Can Learn from El Sistema -- A Reflection and a Celebration.
Subject: Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar.
Music > Instruction and study > Social aspects.
Music > Instruction and study > Social aspects > Venezuela.

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