Musicians, listen!  The United States Department of State is looking for musicians to play in other countries, as representatives of America.  The American Music Abroad program is holding an open competition:

“The program is designed to broadly represent the excellence and diversity of traditional American music, including but not limited to contemporary urban music, hip hop, rock and roll, jazz and American roots music genres like country and western, bluegrass, zydeco, Cajun, and folk. Musicians selected for this program must demonstrate high artistic ability, evidence a strong commitment to education and exchange activities, and reflect the diversity of America and American music.  International tours will include workshops, master classes, and outreach activities, in addition to performances.”