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International Jazz Day
April 30 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Since 2010, The United Nations has celebrated International Jazz Day to spread awareness for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding. It is celebrated across continents to bring together communities, artists, and jazz enthusiasts and to learn more about jazz, its roots, and its’ future impact on humanity.
This years’ GDUNA-USA’s theme is “How Jazz Has Impacted Human and Civil Rights and Social Justice. As the great Nina Simone said, “Jazz is not just music, it is a way of life, it is a way of being, a way of thinking”. The story of Jazz is written into the quest for human dignity, democracy, and civil rights. It has given strength to the struggle against discrimination and racism.
Join UNA-Detroit to hear from some of Detroit’s finest jazz musicians: Marian Hayden, Naima Shamborgeur, Perry Hughes, Benny Rubin, George Davison, Melanie White and Charles Boles. This discussion will be moderated by Veronica Johnson.