María Eugenia Speroni

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María Eugenia Speroni, is a musical comedy performer during summer and winter seasons in Argentina but also teaches at her alma mater The Julio Bocca Foundation. Born March 8, 1989, in the city of Mar de Plata, Argentina, 250 miles south of Buenos Aires where the center of night life is the summer and winter…

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Patricia Matuk

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*(Peru). I was born on St. Nicholas day with its resonances of childhood and gift. But my country was Lima and not Peru with its Arequipa from where my parents, also children of immigrants, came from. With that legacy of being doubly foreign, La Horrible never precipitated me to flee the country. And despite having…

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Flora Purim

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Born March 6, 1942, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Flora Purim began her career singing bossa nova before moving to New York City in 1967. Her unique singing style earned her the title of Queen of Brazilian jazz. Together with her husband, renowned percussionist Airto Moreira, they created their first major footprint as members of…

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