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American Voices, U.S. Dept. of State Announce 2012-2013 American Music Abroad Participants
American Voices and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2012-13 season
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2012-03-16
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American Voices and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2012-13 season of the American Music Abroad program. This season, American Music Abroad received nearly 300 applications from musical ensembles in over 40 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. After a live round of auditions held in New York, St. Louis and San Francisco for top ensembles, the following 12 bands were selected for their musical excellence and educational ability:

* Act of Congress (Americana/Acoustic Rock, Alabama)
* Audiopharmacy (Hip Hop/Dub, California)
* Boston Boys (Soul/Country, Massachusetts)
* Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Barbara Lamb (Folk/Roots, Maryland)
* The Clinton Curtis Band (Rock/Blues, New York)
* Della Mae (Bluegrass, Massachusetts)
* Keola Beamer & Jeff Peterson, with Moanalani Beamer (Hawaiian Slack Guitar/Hula, Hawaii)
* Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road (Heartland Acoustic, Oklahoma)
* Mahogany Jones (Hip Hop/Soul, Michigan)
* Matuto (Americana, New York)
* PROJECT Trio (Jazz/Classical/Hip Hop, New York)
* Real Vocal String Quartet (Classical/World Strings, California)

As part of the American Music Abroad program, the Department of State and American Voices will create a series of international musical exchange tours. International touring activities will include public concerts, master classes, lecture-demonstrations, workshops, jam sessions with local musicians and media outreach. Ensembles will travel around the globe for approximately one month each between May 2012 and May 2013. During their respective tours, each ensemble will visit four to six countries.

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