Melbourne, Australia, 30 October – After a series of concerts and cultural events throughout the 195 countries on 5 continents, the International Jazz Day 2019 was completed on Tuesday, April 30 at Melbourne (Australia), A exceptional concert the world's greatest jazz stars inside the famous Hamer Hall in Melbourne.
Under the guidance of Herbie Hancock (USA), James Morrison (Australia), and musical director John Beasley (USA), the concert was broadcast live on radio and television, on the web site & # 39; the United Nations, UNESCO, and at www. jazzday.com. Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Aton, joined Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, at the opening concert. "Today we celebrate the infectious energy and joy of this wonderful art, and all the values it embodies – creativity, diversity and freedom of expression, said Ernesto Aton, adding that" jazz Born suction civil rights, freedom and dignity Today jazz continues the voice. the struggle and aspirations of millions of people. "
The show featured two of the most popular Australian musicians: didgeridoo player William Barton and trumpeter James Morrison. Singer Jane Monheit and Brazilian guitarist Chico Pinheiro resumed in standard Brazilian jazz duet "Water March" by Antonio Carlos Jobim. As is now well established tradition of the International Day of jazz, the concert ended the participation of all the artists in the free version of the jazz world of John Lennon's anthem «Imagine». In total, more than 30 international artists their talents in an unforgettable evening.
The concert was close to two full weeks of training activities and musical events in several cities in Australia, the host country of the 2019 edition of the indigenous languages and cultures, and traditions of the indigenous communities have been observed in a part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Will Barton had a few "master class", where he has a dialogue with the traditional methods of jazz with the musical traditions of the didgeridoo. Choir of hard knocks, a musical ensemble homeless, stressed the role of music in order to reach the most marginalized and promote the dignity and social cohesion in Australia. Thousands of students in public schools in New South Wales have been involved in jazz education programs in a big Sydney Opera House under the direction of Herbie Hancock, James Morrison, Antonio Hart and Herbie Hancock Jazz Institute. Among public holiday in Melbourne, several workshops under the direction of Erik Reid, Tarek Yaman or pianist A Bu cities in the conservatory were organized. Special show at the Adelaide Festival Center, five days of street parades on King Street in Brisbane, and "Women in Jazz" festival in Perth were, among other things.
Next day international jazz will be celebrated in Cape Town, South Africa, in 2020, Professor Ihron Rensburg historic anti-apartheid activist and current president of the National Commission for UNESCO of South Africa stressed the importance of this day for the country: "South Africa is experiencing a difficult period of transition, which requires further social cohesion,
tolerance and unity in diversity. This is a message that jazz can go – this is the essence of jazz and South Africa can help promote this message. "
Is celebrated annually across the world on April 30, the International Day of Jazz Jazz emphasizes power as a means of freedom and creativity, the driving force behind intercultural dialogue, respect and mutual understanding throughout the world. Presented in partnership with UNESCO and the Herbie Hancock Jazz Institute, this day is listed in the official calendar of UNESCO and the Organization of about & # 39; United Nations.
More information about www.jazzday.com and www.unesco.org/jazzday.
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