14.08.2013 - UNESCO Office in Santiago

Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, visits Chile

As part of a Latin American tour, the reputed jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, arrived in Chile to offer a concert at the Teatro Caupolicán on August 14. He will then continue his tour in Montevideo and then Buenos Aires.

The well-known American musician is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Goodwill Ambassador since 2011. This title was given to him in recognition of this outstanding commitment to the promotion of peace through dialogue, culture and the arts.

Herbie Hancock has received 14 Grammy Awards and an Oscar for the soundtrack of the film Round Midnight, and remains at the forefront of music and culture. Offstage, the artist heads the jazz department of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and the Thelonius Monk Institute of Jazz, the largest international organization dedicated to the development of jazz and music education in the world. He is also one of the founders of the International Committee of Artists for Peace.

The Goodwill Ambassadors are famed persons that contribute to the dissemination of the UNESCO ideals with their popularity and charisma. In addition to expanding the work and mission of UNESCO, these personalities have agreed to offer their talent and international recognition to raise awareness in the public opinion to support the work of UNESCO.

Watch the interview here.

Some other Goodwill Ambassadors are: Placido Domingo, Alicia Alonso, Nelson Mandela, Pierre Cardin, Claudia Cardinale and John Michel Jarre, among many others.

Find more information on Goodwill Ambassadors of UNESCO here.

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