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Gabriela Montero: Ex Patria

Gabriela Montero

Venezuelan-born Gabriela Montero is not only a world-famous pianist, she's also a human rights activist who has been an outspoken opponent of her homeland's Chavist government. That activism has expressed itself in Gabriela's first composition, Ex Patria - a powerful tour-de-force for piano and orchestra which portrays the violence and corruption that has overtaken her native country.

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