Gabriela Montero is a Venezuelan pianist and composer with an international career, by far the most successful of her generation. She has lived abroad for more than a decade, repulsed the cruelties of the Hugo Chavez dictatorship – under which almost 20,000 citizens were murdered last year and many others jailed without trial.
Two years ago, Gabriela composed a protest work for piano and orchestra, Ex Patria, and performed it in Europe. She has now taken the protest one step further to Youtube in a mini-doc made by the singer and actor, Sam McElroy. Watch, and let your eyes be opened.