Bluegrass Ambassadors (April 2018)
This non-profit organization is founded by an inspiring group of musicians, Henhouse Prowlers. Since 2013, the Prowlers have been working as cultural ambassadors with the US State Department and have toured over 25 countries, making stops in the Middle East and Africa.
The band’s focus for Bluegrass Ambassadors is getting cross-cultural music education into schools and bringing music education and instruments (in the U.S. and abroad) where there is otherwise not funding available. Their vision is to “provide unique educational programming that blends global folk music traditions with cultural awareness and understanding.” I support their mission and core value that “education should be available to people of all economic backgrounds, and that music binds us all together.”
To learn more about their work, read stories from their travels, and donate: bluegrassambassadors.org