From January 31 – February 5, 2024, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Lee Satterfield will travel to Los Angeles to build on Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent launch of the Global Music Diplomacy Initiative and expand it by engaging with leaders in the music industry, as well as attend the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards presented by The Recording Academy®.
In September 2023, Secretary Blinken launched the Global Music Diplomacy Initiative, and outlined three initial efforts by the United States to elevate music as a diplomatic tool, including a new public-private partnership with The Recording Academy® and the creation of the American Music Mentorship Program; expanded efforts to use music to teach English globally; and the Fulbright-Kennedy Center Visiting Scholar Award in Arts and Science. In addition, music icon Quincy Jones was awarded the first-ever Peace through Music Award. Click here to learn more.
The Global Music Diplomacy Initiative and the American Music Mentorship Program, a Partnership between the U.S. Department of State and The Recording Academy, builds on the bipartisan PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act, which President Biden signed into law and called on the Department to expand public-private partnerships in support of music diplomacy. In addition, American Music Abroad, Arts Envoy, Center Stage, Next Level, and OneBeat are all key components of the Global Music Diplomacy Initiative.
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Official news published at https://www.state.gov/assistant-secretary-of-state-satterfield-travels-to-los-angeles/