SOCIALIZE WITH OUR ARTISTS

View this post on Instagram

Happy 2019, next stop NYC.

A post shared by @ brasstransit on

View this post on Instagram

I’m in Washington D.C. and completed an official briefing at the U.S. Dept of State today!🇺🇸🙌🏻 • Someone asked us at a recent concert “what it feels like” to have this opportunity to travel abroad to represent our country. Honestly, it has felt like a wonderful honor, an exciting experience on the horizon, AND honestly? Somewhat surreal to imagine how I’d feel arriving in D.C., with this tour beginning right NOW! • Today that surreal feeling became REAL🤩. Putting faces + smiles to names, experiencing high clearance security + multiple passport checks, walking through historic buildings seeing artwork & the Gifts of State room (!!!), hearing about how this incredible music ambassador program began in the mid 1950s at the height of the Cold War, being greeted by the kind and lovely team here in D.C., and even eating lunch in the main cafeteria at the Dept of State— helped all intangibilities crystallize today. Palpable energy, touchable, real. And the first words that come to my mind? I feel proud, and extremely grateful. • I feel proud and grateful to be an American. Proud and grateful to have the best mom (in the world, imho) who immigrated here. Proud and grateful to be a woman in this time in our history. Proud and grateful to support the arts. Proud and grateful to be an older sister to my two awesome brothers. And I feel so very proud and grateful to carry on the legacy of musical ambassadorship and #CulturalDiplomacy through @americanmusicabroad & @exchangeourworld 🥳We have big shoes to fill (of many many bands who’ve gone before us) but we’re prepared for the challenge as a sibling team! • First up: Moldova, are you ready for us!? We fly out tomorrow and can’t wait to meet the embassy team, inspire and perform for kids of all ages, experience Moldovan food (!!) and culture, and share our voices, hearts, and American spirit with the people of Moldova— and experience and share in theirs, in return!😍🥳 LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN! • 📸: @exchangeourworld

A post shared by Riana Nelson (@riananelson) on

View this post on Instagram

Tonight...

A post shared by @ brasstransit on