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Chen Lo and The Lo Frequency to Perform at NCIV's 50th Anniversary Gala
Feb 14, 2011
ATLANTA, GA -- Chen Lo and The Lo Frequency (formerly The Liberation Family), a 2010 alumni of The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad project administered by Jazz at Lincoln Center for the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, will be the featured entertainers at the National Council for International Visitors' (NCIV) 50th Anniversary Gala After Party on February 16, 2011 in the Garden Terrace at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC.
After returning from an incredible tour of the Middle East and North Africa coordinated by the local American Embassies in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, the 6-member Brooklyn-based Hip Hop band, composed of lead vocalist Chen Lo, bassist Baassik, lead guitarist Hakhi Alakhun, singer Shannon Grier, turntablist DJ Scandales, and drummer Ken White, will help NCIV members from across the United States and citizen diplomats from around the globe celebrate half a century of leadership in citizen diplomacy - the concept that individual citizens have the right, and even the responsibility, to help shape U.S. foreign relations "one handshake at a time."
Sherry L. Mueller, president of NCIV, said, "As the private sector partner with the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program, NCIV sought to engage musicians that use music as a tool to promote cultural and citizen diplomacy. With a distinctive sound and a myriad of musical influences, Chen Lo and The Lo Frequency fit the bill. We look forward to listening to this emerging international musical phenomenon."
Artist, humanitarian, teacher, writer, speaker, and entrepreneur with a passion for purposeful music and art, Chen Lo and his band will no doubt use their individual gifts, skills and talents to lead NCIV into its next half century of promoting excellence in citizen diplomacy.
About Chen Lo and The Lo Frequency
The LO Frequency is a unique phenomenon in the world of music. The distinctive sound of this dynamic collective draws from historic and contemporary events, simple elements of life, and a myriad of musical influences such as hip hop, jazz, blues, soul, rock & roll, R&B, afro-beat, and pop. Chen Lo and Ken White combined forces in 2007 to create a hip hop ensemble that maintains the genre's core ingredients, while incorporating the texture of live instrumentation. Engaging, soulful, and thought-provoking, Chen Lo and The Lo Frequency (formerly The Liberation Family) form a musical entity designed to fit any bill and perform to the highest of standards. Chen Lo and The Lo Frequency have performed with Last Poets and CL Smooth and were presented at Crash Mansion, CMJ Music Festival, and on MTV. More information is available at www.lofrequencymusic.com. To view their electronic press kit (EPK), please visit www.sonicbids.com/lofrequencymusic.
About the National Council for International Visitors
NCIV is a non-profit membership association currently marking 50 years of leadership in citizen diplomacy - the concept that in a vibrant democracy, the individual citizen has the right, even the responsibility, to help shape foreign relations "one handshake at a time." NCIVs membership includes individuals, program agencies, and more than 90 organizations in communities throughout the United States who design and implement professional programs, provide cultural activities, and offer home hospitality opportunities for foreign leaders and specialists participating in the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other exchange programs. With leadership and training provided by NCIV, member organizations are expert at matching the resources of their communities with the needs of international visitors. Each year the aggregate efforts of NCIV members involve more than 80,000 volunteers. More information is available at www.nciv.org.
About The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad
The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad is a program that Jazz at Lincoln Center has had the honor of administering for the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The mission of The Rhythm Road is to share America's unique contribution to the world of music and to promote cross-cultural understanding and exchange among nations worldwide. Since 2005, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. Department of State have produced ten tours each year that represent American music to overseas audiences. Building on the rich legacy of the legendary Jazz Ambassadors, the program has expanded in recent years to include music that is quintessentially American. More information is available at www.jalc.org/theroad.
Keywords: Chen Lo, The Lo Frequency, NCIV, Gala, The Rhythm Road, hip hop Arts and Entertainment » Artists
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