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Let's kick-off spring reading season with "The Music From Our Country" an amazing story of a little girl named Mechi who lives in Washington Heights. She learns how to dance bachata from her family in their "sala" (living room.) Mechi is woken up to a yummy breakfast, then gets a dance lesson as a treat. Let yourself dance to the rhythm of this story. Enjoy the spirit of a family, their love for each other and their music. The book highlights self-expression, representation, and cultura in a Dominican household.
Facts about Author Dabrali Diaz
Dabrali Diaz was born and raised in Washington Heights. She has always been involved in dancing. She has a LLC called Dancing Dabrali and has danced many genres professionally including bachata and salsa to name a few. Dabrali is an alumni of PS 173. She attended from Kindergarten to 5th grade and graduated 2002. One of her goals is to build a legacy for her community by creating an impact through her Dominican Culture.
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