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Aftermath of Hurricane Kenneth at Mieze River, near Pemba, Mozambique, 29 April 2019.
WFP/Mohamed Razak

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Guterres calls for restraint in Venezuela, Jazz Day, the importance of breastfeeding, and updates from Libya, Iran and Mozambique

This Tuesday, we cover: the cost of almost one month of fighting in Libya's capital; humanitarian responses in Iran and Mozambique following devastating storms and rains; Guterres calls for calm in Venezuela; how breastfeeding can prevent obesity in children; and a very jazzy celebration...

Justin Bettman

An 'inclusive and free art form’ composer Antonio Sánchez lauds jazz, ahead of International Day

As jazz-great Nina Simone once said, "jazz is not just music, it is a way of life, it is a way of being, a way of thinking".

Written into the quest for human dignity, democracy and civil rights, the story of jazz is celebrated worldwide on 30 April, with the support of the UN culture agency, UNESCO.

Mexican jazz composer and drummer Antonio Sánchez, defines jazz simply as “freedom”, highlighting its inclusive power to bring “different elements together, transforming it into something greater.”