Music Abroad Program Now Accepting Applications

Image634900274304572357The American Music Abroad 2013-2014 application season is now officially open!

The application deadline is January 18, 2013 at 5pm PST.

Any characteristically American musical genres are welcome to apply in genres including but not limited to: Blues, Bluegrass, Cajun, Country, Folk, Latin, Native American, Gospel, Hip Hop/Urban, Indie Rock, Jazz, Punk, R&B and Zydeco.

Image634900300031353845The American Music Abroad program is designed to communicate America’s rich musical contributions to the global music scene as it fosters cross-cultural communication and people-to-people connection to global audiences.

In cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, American Voices will arrange a series of month-long, multi-country cultural exchange programs including public concerts, interactive performances with local traditional musicians, lecture demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions and media interviews and performances.  The groups on the American Music Abroad program will tour between April 2012 and April 2013. The tours will focus on younger and underserved audiences in over 40 countries around the world with little or no access to live American musical performances.  American Music Abroad ensembles are currently expected to travel in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America and Eastern Europe.

American Music Abroad is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by American Voices.

Please visit the application page and application information section for more information.

or:  http://exchanges.state.gov/cultural/ama.html.

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