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4th edition of Jazz Day Festival

4th edition of Jazz Day Festival

As a UNESCO-designated day, the Alliance française de Banjul, in partnership with the Gambia National Commission for UNESCO, organized a free public concert to commemorate the International Jazz Day held on Friday 27 April 2018.

International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.

The radios also played jazz on the day of the concert as an announcement, as well as Monday, April 30, 2018.