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International Jazz Day 2024: The First to be Hosted on the African Continent

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International Jazz Day

In November 2011, the UNESCO General Conference proclaimed 30 April as “International Jazz Day”.

The Day is intended to raise awareness of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for empathy, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.

Many governments, civil society organisations, educational institutions, and private citizens currently engaged in the promotion of jazz music will embrace the opportunity to foster greater appreciation not only for the music but also for the contribution it can make to building more inclusive societies.

International Jazz Day 2024 is being hosted for the first time in the African continent, by the city of Tangier, Morocco.

The celebration, last four days (27-30 April), is culminating in an All-Star Global Concert at Tangier’s Palace of Arts and Culture.

It will feature performances by an international roster of artists from all corners of the globe, including master Gnawa musician Abdellah El Gourd of Morocco, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and iconic pianist Herbie Hancock.

The concert will be livestreamed on April 30th on YouTube and Facebook.

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