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How Music Can Inspire Empathy

Composing and recording "Ex Patria" has enabled Gabriela Montero to carry the message of Venezuela's "hidden crisis" to the world's press. A musical story is migrating to the political pages, and music itelf is serving as an effective form of journalism.

This interview from the BBC World Service discusses the power of music to convey uncomfortable and unexpected narratives, and to generate the empathy essential to the process of change and healing.

Do you agree that art can effect real change in the world, and that artists should use their creative medium to denounce human rights abuses?

Discuss here in the Venezuela Room.

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