Wednesday, 30 April 2014

International Jazz Day

The 30th of April is International Jazz Day. But why does this musical form need it's own day? According to Unesco jazz:

  •  breaks down barriers and creates opportunities for mutual understanding and tolerance
  •  is a vector of freedom of expression
  •  is a symbol of unity and peace
  •  reduces tensions between individuals, groups, and communities
  •  fosters gender equality
  •  reinforces the role youth play for social change
  •  encourages artistic innovation, improvisation, new forms of expression, and inclusion of traditional music forms into new ones
  •  stimulates intercultural dialogue and empowers young people from marginalized societies.
You can be part of all that jazz by listening to a sound recording, finding out about the history of jazz or maybe playing some jazz yourself! 

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