Playing for Their Lives

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Tricia Tunstall and Eric Booth
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W.W. Norton & Company, New York

In some of the world’s bleakest places, young people are creating new life possibilities by playing in orchestras and singing in choruses together. From the favelas of Brazil and the slums of Kenya to remote hamlets in Rumania and Maori villages in New Zealand, musicians with strong social consciences are leading these unlikely initiatives, convinced that the joyful, rigorous pursuit of ensemble music-making can be a powerful force for positive change in the lives of children, their families and their communities.