Herbie Hancock marks the first International Jazz Day

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Herbie Hancock

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock says jazz is a universal language that does not need translation.

The legendary musician is taking part in a special concert, along with several other big name performers to mark the first International Jazz Day on 30 April.

Mr. Hancock is one of a number of musicians performing at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York.

The event is spearheaded by UNESCO as a way to bring together communities, schools, artists, historians, and academics all over the world to celebrate and learn about the art of jazz, its roots, its future and its impact.

Mr. Hancock tell his own story in this report prepared by Beng Poblete-Enriquez.

Duration 2'49"

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