Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela on impact of jazz worldwide

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South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela

South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and other musicians rehearsed on Sunday in preparation for the first International Jazz Day which is being celebrated on Monday, 30 April.

The day was proclaimed by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 2011.

UNESCO says it is intended to raise awareness of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.

Derrick Mbatha caught up with Mr. Masekela to discuss the impact that jazz has had around the world.

Duration: 4'57"

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