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INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY: 30 APRIL

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY: 30 APRIL

Context

Every year, International Jazz Day is celebrated on 30 April.

Details

  • It was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011.
  • Objective : To highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.
  • Idea put forward by jazz pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock.
    • UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador is an official postnominal honorific title, title of authority, legal status and job description assigned to those goodwill ambassadors and advocates who are designated by the United Nations.

What is Jazz?

  • Music Genre(a style or category of art, music, or literature).
  • Origin : In African-American communities of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

About United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  • It is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN).
  • Aim : To promote world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the sciences, and culture.
  • Member : It has 193 member states and 11 associate members.
  • Headquarter : Paris, France.
  • Foundation : In 1945 as the successor to the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

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