Tuesday, November 15, 2011

U.S. tries 'hip-hop' diplomacy in Pakistan

Full story: Yahoo News 14 Nov 

Photo Reuters/Faisal Mahmood

Faced with an image deficit in Pakistan, the U.S. embassy in a bid to improve its image in Pakistan has invited a hip-hop troupe from Chicago to Islamabad, where they performed for a Westernized, educated elite audience of young Pakistanis.

The group's 10-day trip is the latest by a number of musical acts sponsored by the State Department as part of its American Festival of the Arts, a cultural program designed to promote exchanges between the people of the two countries. 

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