Smackdown: Diplomacy and the Arts

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The Latin pop superstar Juanes is set to perform in Havana this Sunday. And, the New York Philharmonic is considering the Cuban government's invitation to perform there later his year. Today: a Soundcheck Smackdown on the effectiveness and appropriateness of music as a diplomatic tool. Guests include cultural commentator and blogger Lee Rosenbaum and Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of and

Tell us: Should music and the arts be involved in international diplomacy? When does it work? When doesn't it?