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Sunday, October 7, 2012

30 April UNESCO International Jazz Day to be hosted by Istanbul in 2013

No: 227, 29 September 2012, Press Release Regarding 30 April UNESCO International Jazz Day to be hosted by Istanbul in 2013
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), during the 36th General Conference in November 2011, proclaimed 30 April to be celebrated as “International Jazz Day”.

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, announced that Istanbul has been invited to host the activities of the Second International Jazz Day to be organized in 2013.

We warmly welcome the fact that Istanbul, where the continents meet and which enjoys has a rich civilizational and cultural heritage, has been chosen as the venue of the Second International Jazz Day.

On 30 April 2013, Istanbul, which has been hosting successfully for many years two of the most well-known jazz festivals in the world, will be the scene of an international event that will be memorable in terms of cultural diplomacy and promotion with the participation of jazz artists and persons who have contributed to the development of jazz from various countries.

On the occasion of this important event, jazz music that has originated from the USA and become universal over the years will be celebrated for its contributions to the strengthening of dialogue and understanding among different cultures. The event will also convey from Istanbul to a global audience the message of freedom, peace and brotherhood. Furthermore, it will constitute a bridge between our universal values such as Ahmet Ertegün, Nesuhi Ertegün and Arif Mardin, who had contributed to the development of the jazz music, and future generations, by conveying the memories of those universal values to future generations.

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