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The jazz ambassadors

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Languages

In English, with optional English subtitles.

Performers

Narrated by Leslie Odom, Jr.

Publication Information

[Arlington, VA] : PBS Distribution, [2018]

Summary

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Originally broadcast on PBS in 2018.

In 1955, as the Soviet Union's pervasive propaganda about the U.S. and American racism spread globally, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. convinced President Eisenhower that jazz was the best way to intervene in the Cold War cultural conflict. For the next decade, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Dave Brubeck traveled the globe to perform as cultural ambassadors.

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