Cubans to Celebrate Jazz International Day

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A great jazz jam session will be in charge of Cuban musicians at the National Hotel to celebrate the International Jazz Day, as told by Alicia Bon Cruz, main organizer of the event Tuesday.

This way, Cuba is joined to other activities in the whole world for the International Jazz Day, since April 30 was declared as International Jazz Day by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture on November 2011.

Cuban piano players Alejandro Falcon and Roberto Fonseca, drummer Yissy Garcia, trumpeter Yasek Manzano and female singer Luna Manzanares among others, will take part in a concert at the National Hotel.

Jam sessions and concerts will be a part of the activities, besides conferences and academic exchanges.

UNESCO General Director Irina Bokova said the jazz melodies have accompanying the struggle against racism and other evils to get positive changes in the society, and that jazz is a reencarnartion of the spirit.

One of the objectives for UNESCO is to celebrate the day to give jazz a way to be seen as a tool for peace, love and respect for everyone.

The official celebration will be in the city of Osaka, Japan, known as the mecca for jazz in Japan in the 1920’s.

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Modificado el martes, 22 de abril de 2014

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