04.05.2013 - UNESCO Office in Beirut

Beirut celebrates International Jazz Day 2013

On the occasion of the International Jazz Day which is celebrated worldwide every 30 of April , this UNESCO international day was celebrated in Beirut this year.

The event which was organized by UNESCO Beirut and Solidere, brought together six Lebanese jazz bands and they played all night in the downtown ares of Beirut in Uruguay Street. 

"Jazz is a school of diversity, a school of dialogue and tolerance in our increasingly multicultural societies”, the Director-General emphasized on the occasion of International Jazz Day. "Our goal is to give a voice to the message of dialogue and freedom. This is why UNESCO created International Jazz Day", Irina Bokova underlined.




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