Saturday, May 04, 2013

Cultural Diplomacy, then and now

"What you brought to Poland wasn't just jazz. It was the Grand Canyon, it was the Empire State Building, it was America."
-Polish jazz fan to Jazz Ambassador Dave Brubeck

"I heard Hawaii in your music. What a beautiful place! I heard the waves of the ocean in what you played."
-Brazilian concertgoer´s impressions from the concert of Keola Beamer and Jeff Peterson, with Moanalani Beamer, in Brasilia, Brazil.

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