Ethio-Jazz evening

As a sideline celebration of the International Jazz Day where the music genera is appreciated across the world, the US Embassy held a Jazz concert at the Africa Jazz Village in Ghion Hotel on May 13, 2015.
The event was aimed at increasing the public’s awareness and appreciation of jazz music and its role in promoting peace, unity, and dialogue. Father of Ethio-Jazz Dr. Mulatu Astatke gave a performance  at the event along with several other prominent musicians.  g Guests from different sectors Dignitaries  from education, arts and culture,  and business  sat back and enjoyed the show.
Every year on April 30th, the International Jazz Day is celebrated across the world to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.
Officially recognized on both the United Nations’ and UNESCO’s calendar, the International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts from all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots:  its future and impact; to raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and to reinforce international cooperation and communication.
This form of international art is recognized for promoting peace and  dialogue among cultures, diversity and respect for human dignity, eradicating discrimination, fostering gender equality, and promoting individual expression.