Why International Jazz Day, asks the United Nations website ?
– Jazz breaks down barriers and creates opportunities for mutual understanding and tolerance;
– Jazz is a vector of freedom of expression;
– Jazz is a symbol of unity and peace;
– Jazz reduces tensions between individuals, groups, and communities;
– Jazz fosters gender equality;
– Jazz reinforces the role youth play for social change;
– Jazz encourages artistic innovation, improvisation, new forms of expression, and inclusion of traditional music forms into new ones;
– Jazz stimulates intercultural dialogue and empowers young people from marginalized societies.