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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...

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

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.” He spoke to UN News’s Antonio Lafuente.

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Jazz Day celebrations showcase Cuba's rich musical heritage

An all-star concert in the Cuban capital, Havana,  is the centerpiece of this year's celebrations for International Jazz Day on Sunday, 30 April.

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FEATURE: International Jazz Day – a global celebration of creativity and diversity

Blues, boogie, bebop or ragtime, no matter what it is called, jazz is a language that translates across cultures and continents, bridging gaps and bringing unity.

On World Day, UN celebrates historic influence of jazz to connect people, ignite social change

Jazz has given rhythm to the struggles of civil rights movements around the world, the top United Nations cultural official said today, hailing the power of this music to bring together artists from different cultures and backgrounds as a driver of integration and mutual respect.