UNESCO / JAZZ DAY

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Some 185 countries worldwide Thursday took part in the fourth annual International Jazz Day, the UN’s cultural organization, UNESCO said. UNESCO

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STORY: UNESCO / JAZZ DAY
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SOURCE: UNESCO
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DATELINE 30 APRIL 2015, PARIS, FRANCE

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RECENT, PARIS

1. Exterior of UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

30 APRIL 2015, PARIS

2. Various shots, jazz in UNESCO HQ
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General of UNESCO:
“Jazz has always embodied and carried forward the spirit of freedom. It remains today a force for social transformation because it tells a story of the struggle for dignity and human rights(”
4. Various shots musicians celebrating jazz day
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Herbie Hancock:
“Many, many more people will be exposed to our mission and will be uniting in our shared goals of solidarity and world peace.”
6. Various shots of musicians in Paris celebrating world Jazz day.

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Some 185 countries worldwide Thursday took part in the fourth annual International Jazz Day, the UN’s cultural organization, UNESCO said.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock kicked off the event with a jazz jam session in the agency’s Paris headquarters.

Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General of UNESCO, said, “Jazz has always embodied and carried forward the spirit of freedom. It remains today a force for social transformation because it tells a story of the struggle for dignity and human rights.”

Jazz artist Herbie Hancock said, the fourth year of the event is the biggest ever, with every member of UNESCO agreeing to stage some form of jazz celebration.

He said, ““Many, many more people will be exposed to our mission and will be uniting in our shared goals of solidarity and world peace.
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