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October 4th-8th, 2016
This US State Department-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is for 9 musicians and cultural educators from the Middle East & North Africa looking into "Engaging Youth through Music".
These leaders look forward to understanding best practices that illustrate the role of music as it relates to constitutionally guaranteed free speech and its power and potential to shape contemporary values and build civil society. They hope to explore the diversity and roots of distinctively American genres of music, including rap/hip‑hop, jazz, blues, and rock while illustrating how this contributes to a dynamic social system.
A lot of people spend half their lives to get the opportunity to meet the people that we met in just 10 days [in Detroit]. This concentration of knowledge and resources brought me one step closer to being global.
The opportunity to welcome and work with international delegations visiting Detroit provides a very rich experience. To be engaged in this work is significant and very rewarding. The world is becoming smaller every day and Global Ties Detroit contributes greatly in building strong bridges with people and nations across the globe.