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Teresita La maestra del piano, by Adriana Ramírez

Teresita La maestra del piano, by Adriana Ramírez

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Teresita is a powerful story about an Afro-Colombian pianist from Medellín, Colombia. It is about intersectionality and music, and how one woman changed the classical music landscape of a country.

She is a revolutionary woman who fought alone, with her piano and her music, to bring classical music, traditionally reserved for the urban elite, to all social classes.

Teresita broke stereotypes, defied norms and challenged the system. With her music, she opened doors for many others to enter after her. The world of classical music in Medellín and Colombia has a before and an after Teresita Gómez. She taught us that "music is stronger than racism".

With 414-word families and 155 cognates, Teresita is the inspiring story of a revolutionary woman who fought with her piano and her music against a racist and classist society that could not imagine that a person like her could have access to classical music.


isbn 978-1738780648

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A musical biography with heart

This is the story of Teresita, abandoned as a baby and adopted by a childless couple. Teresita was born with a musical gift, but her perseverance against diversity is truly her gift. Against all odds, Teresita learned to play piano and eventually to compose her own music, bringing the joy of classical music, once only for the elite, to people in Colombia and beyond. Teresita became a music teacher, again once something only for the elite, and brought music instruction to many, remembering her childhood obstacles and those who helped her overcome them. This book is fascinating, uplifting, and wonderful. I was so intrigued by her story, that I googled Teresita and found a wonderful story on NPR (copy and paste): https://www.npr.org/2023/02/18/1151752433/teresita-gomez-colombia-cartagena-music-festival

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