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International Hip Hop Exchange Seeks U.S. Artist-Educators

Deadline December 15, 2017

Next Level, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State, Meridian International Center, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is seeking American hip hop artist educators to participate in an international exchange program.

Team Thailand – DancerIn collaboration with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and U.S. Embassies abroad, Next Level partners with youth in underserved communities through workshops, jam sessions, and public performances.

In 2018-2019, Next Level will take teams of hip hop artists to 7 countries to promote musical and cultural exchange, entrepreneurship, and conflict resolution. Each team will spend 2-3 weeks teaching and performing in the host countries. Participants receive an honorarium ($200/day) and per diem; travel and lodging costs are covered through the program.

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