Demetrius Spaneas received a Fulbright Specialist Grant (American Studies) to teach performance, improvisation, composition, and music business in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in summer, 2013. This project was a joint venture between Mr. Spaneas, the Bactria Cultural Centre, the US Department of State, and UNESCO, and included outreach to rural locations. Mr. Spaneas was also a consultant to the Swiss Corporation for the production of the Dushanbe Ethno-Jazz Festival.