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Tabla master Zakir Hussain says jazz is about freedom

Rehearsals took place at the General Assembly Hall  on Sunday for the first International Jazz Day to be celebrated on 30 April 2012.

The hall was abuzz with jazz. Stevie Wonder, Sheila E, Jimmy Heath, Angelique Kidjo, were among the musicians doing sound checks and what not.

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Major music stars perform at first International Jazz Day concert


On 30 April the United Nations will celebrate the first International Jazz Day with a star studded musical concert.

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Legendary trumpeter Hugh Masekela on impact of jazz worldwide

South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and other musicians rehearsed on Sunday in preparation for the first International Jazz Day which is being celebrated on Monday, 30 April.

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Herbie Hancock marks the first International Jazz Day

UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock says jazz is a universal language that does not need translation.

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Angelina Jolie and Selena Gomez advocate for the UN

Two famous women use their celebrity to advance humanitarian causes.

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Secretary-General urges young Indians to become global citizens

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on young people in India to take their place in the country and the world.

In an address at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi on Friday, Mr. Ban said great opportunity awaits as India emerges as a global power.

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The road to the UN Rio+20 Summit: where are we?

Preparations for the UN Rio+20 Summit are moving along at a fast pace with just over a month to go before the world comes together to map out a plan for sustainability.

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Ghana leads in drive to stop mother to child HIV transmission

Preventing mother to child transmission of HIV is the focus of a new campaign by UNAIDS.

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“Justice has been delivered” in Charles Taylor verdict: victim

Victims of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war celebrated as the guilty verdict against Charles Taylor was announced on Thursday.

Many watched the proceedings live from the Netherlands on a monitor at the UN backed Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown.

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UN court finds ex-Liberian leader guilty of war crimes

In a historic verdict, a United Nations-backed court has found former Liberian leader Charles Taylor guilty for his role in supporting rebels who committed atrocities during the civil war in Sierra Leone.

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