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Training to Become a Star in Swaziland and Beyond

The US State Department has been sending musicians overseas for years.

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It's an easy way to spread goodwill to different parts of the globe, especially to countries that don't get so much attention.

One example: Swaziland, a small country in southern Africa.

The World's Alex Gallafent meets a pair of American jazz musicians, Keri Chryst and Jeff Hoffman, as they deliver a workshop to a group of young Swazi vocalists.

One in particular, 21-year-old Lando Dlamini, has dreams of stardom. "I'm international, baby", she declares.

Alex's story was produced with assistance from the International Reporting Project.

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    Swazi singer Lando Dlamini. (Photo: Alex Gallafent)

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    American jazz singer Keri Chryst coaches young vocalists in Manzini, Swaziland. (Photo: Alex Gallafent)