A history lesson, a touching tribute, and a triumphant memoir all in one.
The legendary Argentine artist, Mercedes Sosa, was an artist who used her voice to engender change in society by transforming her suffering into art and activism for a better world. Sosa's life purpose was one of transmitting the strength and fire needed for cultural and personal change, and even after her death, this unique fire lives on in her songs, continuing to fulfill its destiny.
Mercedes Sosa - The Voice of Hope is both biography and personal memoir. It chronicles Sosa's spiritual, political and artistic journey and paints a portrait that incorporates the colors of despair, triumph, love, fear, and all the other human emotions that define a life--in this case, the life of one of the greatest contemporary artistic revolutionaries in Latin America.
Christensen displays psychological insights into the artist's character and actions, and then skillfully frames the understanding of her own healing journey through the principles from interpersonal neurobiology and mindfulness. It's a brave offering from Christensen, authentic and at times vulnerable. It shows the power of art to transcend cultural differences and to unite us in what is most human.
This narrative calls out for the best in all of us-for authenticity, empathy, and compassion.
If you like courageous women and untold stories of heroism, solidarity and compassion, then you'll love this powerful biography. It will touch the fibers of your soul.
Over almost 10 years Christensen undertook more than 7000 hours of research. This included watching documentaries, reading articles, listening to songs and communicating with Sosa's family and friends and others who met her in person. Today she is a recognized Mercedes Sosa ambassador throughout the world.
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About the Author
For years Anette traveled in many parts of the world. Her experiences with various cultures have enabled her to engage with people with a different outlook on life than her own. She is eager to learn from others and finds joy in embracing the difference of others, spotting the uniqueness that she believes is within each individual.
It was only upon Mercedes Sosa's death that Christensen discovered this influential and important Argentine singer. Captivated by Sosa's voice and presence, Christensen immersed herself in Sosa's music and life. In doing so, she discovered the restoring impact of positive connection.
In a sincere, straightforward and compassionate way the author motivates the reader to push forward on their personal journeys and her inspiring discoveries will enable the reader to use life's challenges as a stepping stone for growth.
Mercedes Sosa - The Voice of Hope has been in the making for almost ten years and is a product of a life fully lived.
Table of Contents
Part One - Mercedes Sosa’s Life and Career
Denmark, October 4, 2009
Buenos Aires, October 4, 2009.
Time before Exile
Time after Exile
Illness and the Last Years
Part Two - My Encounter with Mercedes Sosa
Our Common Humanity
My Life before Mercedes Sosa
My Healing Journey with Mercedes Sosa
Interview Luis Plaza Ibarra - Close friend
About the Author
The Mercedes Sosa Foundation