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Book Spotlights Musicians Who Bridge Cultural, Political Gaps

Three years ago, violinist Madison Koen attended a Mariachi camp at the University of North Texas. "I didn’t know anything about the music, and so I came to it just because I thought it was beautiful.” Though he has no Hispanic background, Koen was so fascinated by the music that he continued learning about it and what it means to young Hispanics in the United States. “I found that people there were very accepting and I found a sense of community playing Mariachi,” he said. “A...

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