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All Hail Music Diplomacy: B.B. King Departs the Global Stage
Professor of Diplomacy at Occidental College and former US amb...
King performed in Russia, China and Europe, and while in his 80s, he was still playing concerts in Denmark, Germany and France. He was an embodiment of American Soft Power, expressing the vitality and spirit of a diverse nation.
Can Music Can Bridge Cultures and Promote Peace?
Grammy award-winning composer and recording artist
After I was thrust into the international spotlight as the first Afghan American to win a Grammy award this year, I learned some important lessons about the power of music. Embrace the culture you are from. It's who you are and it is a part of what makes you unique.
A Different Kind of P2P: The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad
The Rhythm Road facilitates not only cross-cultural discourse but also provides an extraordinary platform for artists to emerge from their own localism and share what they do, face-to-face, with the unknown.
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