U.S. State Department Exercising Hip Hop Diplomacy

In a report for CNN, Jill Dougherty looked at how the U.S. State Department is using hip hop’s global appeal as a diplomatic tool, talking with Colombia Barrosse, the head of the State Department’s Cultural Programs Division of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs. “There is nothing that can substitute for being in the United States and meeting Americans in their place, to look at the richness and diversity of the United States. That’s irreplaceable,” she says. Video of the report at Turner.com has since been removed.

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