Jazz, much more than music

By Alejandro Jimenez

The Jazz is a music genre born in the early twentieth century in the southern United States. For all it represents, UNESCO declared April 30, the International Day of Jazz. It was in 2011.

Every year a host city is chosen, in 2015 was chosen Paris.

Unesco considers the jazz world deserves this celebration because it breaks barriers; because it is not only a style of music, it is also a way of expressing freedom and serves to unite the world in peace.

Jazz, with roots in Africa, joins musical tradition and innovation, grows and becomes richer along his travels around the world.

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General said JAZZ. "In times of change and uncertainty, we need more than ever the spirit of jazz to unite people, feeding freedom and dialogue, build bridges of respect and understanding and strengthen tolerance and cooperation."

In our school, Professor Ruben is a big fan of jazz. His favorite artists are Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday. Undoubtedly, two huge figures of jazz.

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