American Voices

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American Voices

YES Academies

American Voices is a nonprofit organization that has been conducting cross-cultural engagement with audiences in over 110 nations worldwide since 1993.

Founded with a focus on the recently independent nations of Central and Eastern Europe, American Voices has expanded its mission towards supporting youth in nations emerging from conflict or isolation. Serving as a cultural bridge, American Voices has introduced American music and culture the world over, showcasing a wide variety of genres ranging from jazz to classical symphony to hip hop in counties including Iraq, Afghanistan and Sudan.

More at www.amvoices.org/ama

YES Academies

YES Academies

Youth Excellence on Stage (YES) Performance Academies have brought full summer music, dance and theater education programs to places such as Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sudan.

American Voices' programming provides much-needed expertise and support to aspiring young performing artists, as well as enhancing cultural understanding and communications among peoples and nations. For its cultural diplomacy work, the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD) selected American Voices as a "Best Practice Organization" in 2010.

More at www.americanartsfestival.org

American Music Abroad

American Music Abroad

The 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, these 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.

More at www.americanmusicabroad.org