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The First Annual International Jazz Day

In Few written notes on March 26, 2012 at 8:08 am

UNESCO AND HERBIE HANCOCK ANNOUNCE THE FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY ON APRIL 30TH FEATURING ALL-STAR CONCERTS IN PARIS, NEW ORLEANS AND NEW YORK.

The objectives of International Jazz Day are to:

Encourage exchange and understanding between cultures and employ these means to enhance tolerance;
Offer effective tools at international, regional, sub-regional and national levels to foster intercultural dialogue;
Raise public awareness about the role jazz music plays to help spread the universal values of UNESCO’s mandate;
Promote intercultural dialogue towards the eradication of racial tensions and gender inequality and to reinforce the role of youth for social change;
Recognize jazz music as a universal language of freedom;
Promote social progress with a special focus on developing countries utilizing new technologies and communications tools such as social networks;
Contribute to UNESCO’s initiatives to promote mutual understanding among cultures, with a focus on education of young people in marginalized communities.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=95652

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