NEW YORK // Singing country music songs from beneath the brim of a cowboy hat with a full-bore Southern drawl, the up-and-coming performer Kareem Salama breaks the expectations audiences may have of an Egyptian-American Muslim.

At least that is the message the US state department hopes to make by sending “America’s first Muslim country singer” on a month-long tour from Morocco to Bahrain, designed to improve Washington’s dented reputation across the Middle East. (More)

 

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