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Update posted by Alejandra ROSAS On Apr 15, 2019

Hi, I’m Alejandra Rosas and I’m a trumpet player from Mexico. Two years ago, I published the Rafael Méndez biography. It’s the only research in Mexico about the musician who was considered to be the best trumpet player in the world during the first half of the twentieth century.

Rafael made a successful career in the United States, he worked for the Metro Goldwyn Mayer studios and frequently appeared on films, radio and TV, like the Bing Crosby show. His legacy is huge, he played with major orchestras, made recordings and gave master classes.

My book has been very well received but many who don’t speak Spanish have asked about the version in English.

For this reason, I’ve been working on a digital book so that anyone around the world can get easy access to this research. This biography also includes interviews to American, Latin American and Mexican musicians. But even more relevant is that it shows that tenacity, discipline and constant practice are the road to success; so, Rafael’s life is a reference both for musicians and music lovers.

This coming May, I’ll be participating in the International Women’s Brass Conference in Arizona, at the same university where the Rafael Méndez Library is located. It is a great opportunity for me to present the book, since I’m going to give a conference about him. For this reason, I kindly invite you to collaborate with your donations. Your contributions will pay for the translation, proofreading and digital design.

Thank you very much, I’m sure you won’t regret having helped with this project!

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Full color, ready to download and print, tabloid size poster of Rafael Méndez. Póster a todo color de Rafael Méndez, listo para imprimir en tamaño tabloide.

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Set of 10 bookmarks with Rafael Méndez' phrases from The Road to Success in PDF ready to download and print. Juego de diez separadores de libros con las frases de Méndez del Camino al Éxito, listas para imprimir.

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Set of 10 postcards with Rafael Méndez photos and phrases, from The Road to Success, in PDF ready to print. Juego de 10 postales con fotos de Rafael Méndez y sus frases del Camino al Éxito, listas para imprimir.

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Digital book in English. Libro digital en Inglés.

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Printed book in Spanish and / or digital book in English. Plus any other reward you would like (poster, bookmarks or postcards) Libro digital en inglés y/o libro impreso en español, más cualquiera de las recompensas anteriores (separadores, póster o postales).

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Fernando Vega

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Anonymous

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muchasuerte!

Carlos Beneto

Backed with $50.00 On May 06, 2019

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I encourage trumpeters and musicologists to support this campaign, which I consider important for the history of the trumpet.

Peter Bo Hansen

Backed with $50.00 On Apr 27, 2019

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Hector Maldonado

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Daniel Flores

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I really hope this gets published in English!

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Anonymous

Backed with $1.00 On Apr 22, 2019

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Excelente trabajo y excelente investigación. Éxitos Aleja!

Juan Fernando Avendaño

Backed with $50.00 On Apr 21, 2019

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