The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has partnered with American Voices to engage with international audiences around the globe through the American Music Abroad Program. These exchanges help promote a positive image of the U.S. through arts and music and give overseas audiences the chance to directly interact with American artists.
AMA bands represent a wide variety of American musical genres and styles. In the 2016-2017 tour season alone, AMA bands reached audiences in 43 different countries. AMA also builds on the historic legacy of the Department of State’s Jazz Ambassadors, who first traveled the world in the
1950s to connect people through music. Jazz Ambassador alumni include Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck.
As part of ECA’s American Music Abroad program, U.S. Embassy Cairo and U.S. Consulate General Alexandria hosted the Miami based hip-hop group Dangerflow as they collaborated with Egyptian artists and taught workshops to the next generation of Egyptian musicians. The AMA program is intended to create cross-cultural connections between American musicians and global audiences, as well as focus on younger audiences who normally have little or no access to live American performances. Dangerflow is a band from Miami, Florida with a melodic style that fuses together Hip-Hop, R&B & Rock with Latin percussion.
Learn more about Dangerflow’s visit to Egypt here.
Learn more about Dangerflow and listen to some of the group’s latest tracks here.
For information about Dangerflow’s activities and concert in Alexandria, please visit the Facebook page of the U.S. Consulate General in Alexandria.
Download Dangerflow postcard here.