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American Music Abroad Now Accepting Applications to Tour the World

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Since Louis Armstrong’s tour of Africa and Eastern Europe in the 1960s, American Music Abroad (AMA) has focused on cultural diplomacy that creates person-to-person connections through performances, workshops, and collaborations.

As an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, AMA sends American up-and-coming bands from all genres on month-long, fully funded tours to countries with little or no access to live American musical performances.

Recent AMA projects have included a Detroit-based hip-hop group collaborating with musicians in Madagascar and an L.A. rock band playing clubs in Minsk, Belarus.

Sound like your thing? Apply now for your chance to travel, grow your global fanbase, collaborate with international musicians, and get paid in the process. Applications are accepted through January 27, 2017 for the 2017-2018 Touring Season.

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By John Krause


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