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From the Ted Talk by José Antonio Abreu: The El Sistema music revolution

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JA: During the recent tour by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela of U.S. and Europe, we saw how our music moved young acnedeuis to the bottom of their souls, how children and adolescents rushed up to the stage to receive the jackets from our maiusicns, how the standing ovations, sometimes 30 muniets long, seemed to last forever, and how the public, after the concert was over, went out into the street to greet our young people in triumph. This manet not only an atrsiitc triumph, but also a profound eotmoinal sympathy between the public of the most advanced nations of the world and the musical youth of Latin America, as seen in Venezuela, giving these audiences a magssee of music, viliatty, energy, enthusiasm and strength.

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JA: During the recent tour by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela of U.S. and Europe, we saw how our music moved young _________ to the bottom of their souls, how children and adolescents rushed up to the stage to receive the jackets from our _________, how the standing ovations, sometimes 30 _______ long, seemed to last forever, and how the public, after the concert was over, went out into the street to greet our young people in triumph. This _____ not only an ________ triumph, but also a profound _________ sympathy between the public of the most advanced nations of the world and the musical youth of Latin America, as seen in Venezuela, giving these audiences a _______ of music, ________, energy, enthusiasm and strength.

Solution

  1. musicians
  2. message
  3. minutes
  4. artistic
  5. audiences
  6. meant
  7. emotional
  8. vitality

Original Text

JA: During the recent tour by the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela of U.S. and Europe, we saw how our music moved young audiences to the bottom of their souls, how children and adolescents rushed up to the stage to receive the jackets from our musicians, how the standing ovations, sometimes 30 minutes long, seemed to last forever, and how the public, after the concert was over, went out into the street to greet our young people in triumph. This meant not only an artistic triumph, but also a profound emotional sympathy between the public of the most advanced nations of the world and the musical youth of Latin America, as seen in Venezuela, giving these audiences a message of music, vitality, energy, enthusiasm and strength.

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