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The American Security Project (ASP) invites you to:

U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Central Asia – Bluegrass with Della Mae


13 May 2013 from 12:30pm-1:30pm.

Sign in opens at 12:00 Noon
Location: 1100 New York Avenue, NW Suite 710W

Cultural diplomacy is a traditional public diplomacy method for building relationships overseas and enhancing America’s long-term national security. Join us as Della Mae discusses and plays selections from their recent 43 day American Music Abroad tour of Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which was administered by American Voices and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

About Della Mae:

‘This World Oft Can Be,’ Della Mae’s Rounder debut, shows that like The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, and Punch Brothers, the five multitalented young women of Della Mae are respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it, combining centuries’ worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility. In a relatively short period of time, the band has become a sensation in the music world, commanding a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, instrumental, and songwriting talent to spare. ‘This World Oft Can Be,’ recorded at Johnny Cash’s cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, The Pixies, Uncle Tupelo), mines time-honored elements to create music that’s unmistakably fresh and contemporary.

Celia Woodsmith – vocals, rhythm guitar

Kimber Ludiker – fiddle

Jenni Lyn Gardner – mandolin

Courtney Hartman – guitar

Shelby Means – bass

Refreshments will be served between 1200- 1230

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP by clicking here.

(Early response is encouraged as space is limited)




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