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Jazz Diplomacy

June 29, 2013

Been doing a bit of research into jazz diplomacy and found a bunch of interesting resources around the web.

This interview on NPR about Dizzy Gillespie’s work as a Cultural Ambassador for the U.S..

There’s also a book by Lisa Davenport:  Jazz DiplomacyPromoting America in the Cold War Era

A website detailing specific jazz ambassadors from the Meridian International Center’s exhibit:  “Jam Session:  America’s Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World”  (2008)

An article from the New York TimesWhen Ambassadors Had Rhythm

A couple of blog posts from the U.S. Department of State: Celebrating International Jazz Day and Celebrating Jazz Diplomacy.

A blog post critiquing the practice of Jazz Diplomacy in the 21st century.

And a blog entry by students at London Metropolitan University on “Public and Cultural Diplomacy 3:”  Jazz Diplomacy and the Cold War

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