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Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life

Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life

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Every once in a while on Alt.Latino, we like to showcase people in the Latino community who are making a change, whether it's journalists who denounce injustices, writers who change the landscape of American literature, or musicians who stretch our imagination.

This week, we've invited music teacher Dinorah Marquez to the show. Eleven years ago, she started the Latino Arts: Strings program at the United Community Center and Bruce-Guadalupe Community School in Milwaukee. The program has been wildly successful.

Join us as Marquez discusses how classical music saved her life as a young Mexican immigrant, and describes how she uses classical songs of Latino heritage to strengthen her own community.

Hear The Songs

Jorge Rojas

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"Las Manos De Mi Madre"

From 'Las Manos De Mi Madre'

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Gustavo Dudamel & Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra Of Venezuela

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"Danzon Numero 2"

From 'Discoveries'

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Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional

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"Huapango"

From 'Huapango'

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Latino Arts Strings Program

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Gary Porter

"Gunna Be"

From 'Gunna Be'

Latin Symphony: How Classical Music Saved Dinorah Marquez's Life

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Eugenia Leon

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"Yo Vengo a Ofrecer Mi Corazón"

From 'Esencial De...'

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Los Marcianos

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"Los Marcianos"

From 'Coleccion del Recuerdo, Vol. 15: Danzon Mambo Y Cha Cha Cha'

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