Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth
An eye-opening view of the unprecedented global spread of El Sistema—intensive music education that disrupts the cycles of poverty.
Authors Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth tell the remarkable story of the international El Sistema movement. A program that started over four decades ago with a handful of music students in a parking garage in Caracas, El Sistema has evolved into one of classical music’s most vibrant new expressions and one of the world’s most promising social initiatives. Now with more than 700,000 students in Venezuela, El Sistema’s central message—that music can be a powerful tool for social change—has burst borders to grow in 64 countries (and that number increases steadily) across the globe.
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Playing For Their Lives
by Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth
W. W. Norton & Company, 2016