NEA's Adam Kampe Talks With Nick Spitzer About American Routes Abroad

By Adam Kampe

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NEA grantee American Routes has been on the air for almost 16 years, educating and entertaining audiences about all sorts of American music and cultural heritage. Now Nick Spitzer, folklorist, professor, and the show’s host, has taken the show on the road… and we ain’t talking Route 66. Right now, Spitzer is in China with NEA National Heritage Fellow Chuck Campbell, a sacred steel guitarist, as part of his American Routes Abroad program, which takes a wide range of American musicians to countries around the world. In light of the latest issue of NEA Arts, which focuses on the broad reach of arts across continents, we looked to this riveting initiative to keep the international conversation going. Listen here…

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