Our definition of groove is – a Groove makes you move!
Movement creates unity, community, and change. Diplomacy is in part the skill of managing international relations.
Groove Diplomacy is a Non – Profit/NGO based in Brooklyn, New York that collaborates internationally with U.S. Embassies, other NGOs, academic institutions and organizations creating musically based projects that empower, engage and give agency to the participants. Recent projects have focused on female empowerment, entrepreneurship, educational diplomacy, citizenship, cultural celebration, and sustainability.
Groove Diplomacy has a roster of teaching artists as well as a performance unit called Sonic Black, which is rooted in the African American tradition and tours, performs and conducts workshops and master classes teaching about the African-American history, jazz, the blues, and improvisation.
Workshops & Masterclasses
At Groove Diplomacy, we hold to the belief that music and life are one, so we have created programming for musicians and non-instrument playing participants alike. Through practical application, we have evidence of the fact that music is not strictly for entertainment, but to build communication, empower and heal.
We at groove diplomacy specialize in tailoring workshop/masterclass for any age or experience level. We have extensive experience creating sessions that achieve the goals of the groups we co-create with. All experiences are highly interactive. Recent masterclasses/workshops are:
* Self Empowerment Through Musical Expression
* Finding Your Voice through Improvisation
* Music and Social Justice
* Music and Entrepreneurship
* Music and Meditation
* The History of Jazz and Blues
* Music As A Vehicle to Promote Social Change
* The Healing Power of the Blues
* How To Be A Composer
* Lawrence D “Butch” Morris and the art of Conduction
* Great Women of Blues and Jazz