06/22/13

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel and Band to Visit Nigeria for U.S. State Dept.

Musicians are participating in International Language of Jazz for Peace program

Guitarist and composer Stephane Wrembel will head to Nigeria next week with his band, to appear at various public and private performances and workshops as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Language of Jazz for Peace program.

According to a press release, Wrembel and band will be guests of the U.S State Department’s Arts Envoy, “participating in the program aimed to promote mutual understanding between the American and Nigerian people by providing an opportunity for people in the sometimes troubled Northern Nigeria region to come together through music, and particularly jazz music.”

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Stephane Wrembel

Nigerian performance stops include headlining the Abuja Jazz Festival, visiting the University of Jos, performing for the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and guests including senior Nigerian leaders, Nigerian Ministers of State and other ambassadors, as well as alumni of the Fulbright scholar program, the Humphrey Fellows program and the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Wrembel will also lead a variety of workshops throughout the region with local students and musicians. The group’s visit culminates at a celebration for National Day, where they will present the national anthems for the United States and Nigeria.

For more information visit Stephane Wrembel.

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