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American Musicians in Cold War Cultural Diplomacy

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Title: American Musicians in Cold War Cultural Diplomacy
Creators: Fosler-Lussier, Danielle
Keywords: musician tours
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: During the Cold War, the U.S. State Department sent musicians to strategically important regions around the world to enhance the image of American culture. Hundreds of musicians performed a broad variety of styles including jazz, classical, folk, blues, country, musical theater, choral, and even avant-garde art music. Despite the importance of the musicians' tours for the development of international cultural contact, no scholar has yet done a thorough analysis of the effects of the State Department’s tour program. Danielle Fosler-Lussier is attempting to do just that with a grant from the Mershon Center supporting the early stages of her research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1811/46876
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