As a few brave holdouts demand that the US government get their massive spending habits and grifts under control.. US Senator Thom Tillis, is not one of them.. and this may explain why: here is something to think about.. why are the US taxpayers funding music for votes? Why does Tillis think this is a good way to spend our money?
What do you call this?
“As hip-hop celebrates its 50th anniversary, many people are focusing on the artists and discussing how the art form has influenced culture, but few know about its role in conflict resolution and diplomacy,” Colleen Kearney Rich wrote for George Mason University, adding:
“In the late 2010s, George Mason University professor Arthur Romano was working with a program called Next Level, which teaches “hip-hop diplomacy” and is sponsored by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The program is intended to develop “programming to engage young people and effectively convey conflict resolution strategies through hip hop and urban arts,” according to its website.”
And Joe Biden made it all a reality. That is why his voters love him.
Doesn’t it really sound like a giant grift? Do we have the money for this?
DC sure is getting pretty hip with the music scene.. right? Aren’t they cool with so many musicians in their pockets? Using the influence of musicians to reach voters.. ahem.. people globally for peace?
Consider our report about our Twerking Vice President who hosted a huge concernt party for her best friends at the resident of the Vice President:
Do you wonder where the money comes for this massive scheme? It comes from the TaxPayers, check it out:
09/21/2023 12:55 PM EDT
Office of the Spokesperson
The U.S. Department of State announced today that leading American and international artists from genres ranging from opera to rock to hip hop will headline the launch of the Department’s Global Music Diplomacy Initiative on September 27, 2023. The initiative leverages public-private partnerships with U.S. companies and non-profit organizations to elevate music as a diplomatic tool to promote peace and democracy.
The launch, which will be held at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., will chronicle the past, present, and future of music diplomacy, and feature live performances by Jamie Barton, GAYLE, Dave Grohl, Mickey Guyton, Herbie Hancock, Christopher Jackson, LADAMA, Aimee Mann, Rakim, Armani White, DJ 2-Tone, and a video message from U2 Lead Singer Bono. It will culminate with several announcements that will shape the future of music diplomacy, ranging from public-private partnerships with American music industry leaders to educational opportunities for youth globally.
Through these efforts, the Department aims to cultivate a music ecosystem globally to create economic equity and strengthen the creative economy, expand societal opportunity and inclusion, and increase access to education.
The launch of the Global Music Diplomacy Initiative is sponsored by YouTube, Chevron, The Boeing Company, Wasserman Foundation, United Airlines, Adrienne Arsht, and John F.W. Rogers. The Department has partnered with the American Pops Orchestra who worked with Nouveau Productions to produce this event, supported in full by donations from the launch sponsors.
This initiative builds on the bipartisan PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act, which President Biden signed into law last year. It will augment current U.S. efforts, which consist of myriad public diplomacy exchange programs that use music as a diplomatic tool, including American Music Abroad, Arts Envoy, Center Stage, Next Level, and OneBeat.
AND it comes from the Swamp-y administrative state who use their positions for taking out money for their benefit:
From the 2022 Press release on the origins of the State Department funding:
McCaul’s PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act Clears Senate
December 16, 2022
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) released the below video and statement following the Senate’s passage of his PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act. The bill — included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act — will now head to the president’s desk for his signature.
“In both good times and bad, music has encouraged, inspired, and united people of all backgrounds and cultures; that’s why they call it the universal language,” said Congressman McCaul. “The PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act will leverage that unique power of music to advance U.S. foreign policy goals. I’m thankful for the steadfast support of my congressional colleagues and everyone at the Recording Academy, and I look forward to seeing how this bill promotes peace and freedom around the globe.”
|“The passage of the PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act is a reminder of the power of music and its capacity to increase understanding between diverse cultures and people around the world. The Recording Academy is grateful to Rep. McCaul, former Rep. Deutch, and Senators Leahy and Tillis for their support of this important legislation, and we look forward to championing future cross-sector partnerships that will allow music creators to promote peace across the globe,” said Harvey Mason jr., CEO of the Recording Academy.|
Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced companion legislation in the Senate.“America’s creative industries spread our values—freedom, liberty, justice, and hope—throughout the world,” said Senator Tillis. “I’m proud this bipartisan legislation will become law so we can promote America’s music industries and all the ideals we share and treasure.”“Music transcends borders and plays an important role in connecting people, and musicians can be excellent peacebuilders around the globe. I am grateful to Chairman Reed and the other leaders of the Armed Services Committees for recognizing the value these exchange programs will bring to our country by advancing peace abroad. I am so glad we were able to pass it in these last few weeks of the year,” said Senator Leahy.
Background:The PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act directs the Department of State (DOS) to leverage partnerships with the private sector when designing and implementing the music-related exchange programs run by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). It also specifically authorizes music-related exchange programs that advance peace abroad, and it encourages the DOS to integrate a focus on conflict resolution into all relevant exchange programs for young musicians.
Click here for more information on the PEACE Through Music Diplomacy Act.