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Kansas City Musician's Concerts Lead To United Nations Position

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Kansas City musician AY Young recently landed a young leader spot at the United Nations after performing battery-powered concerts around the world.

The U.N. has selected AY Young as one of 17 new young leaders to help achieve sustainable development goals.

Young is one of only 17 persons chosen from among 18,000 nominations. In making its selection the U.N. cited Young's Musik Battery Tour as "a fresh, imaginative approach uniting musical experience, community development, sustainability education, humanitarian aid, and international cooperation."

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