The Port Moresby Mini Jazz Festival hosted a successful week-long event from Monday 26th April which ended on Sunday 2nd May, with a LIVE Streaming concert at the University of Papua New Guinea Drill Hall beginning at 12pm today and will end at 4pm this afternoon.
This event, celebrated annually on April 30, by people from over 190 countries worldwide come together to celebrate and recognize Jazz for promoting respect for Human Rights and Human Dignity by eradicating discrimination, bolstering freedom of expression, fostering Gender Equality and reinforcing the role of youths in enacting social change.
The Jazz Week started with a media outreach on 26th April, followed by a community outreach performance which was held at the Cheshire Home on 28th April.
“We had a school outreach program at the Port Moresby International School from 29th to 30th April which was the Official UNESCO International Jazz Day Press day”, said Principal Director for CALS PACIFIC JAM, John Ani Murray.
Mr Murray said, on Saturday 01st of May, they hosted the ‘JAZZ In The Park’ at the Nature Park which a lot of Jazz and Blues fans and listeners attended to witness this historical event and the International Jazz Day is the world’s largest celebration of jazz as a force for peace, intercultural dialogue and international cooperation.
“CALS PACIFIC JAM is looking forward to partner with PNGFM next year making this event bigger and better and the final Jazz & Blues show will be on Sunday 9th, May and the venue is yet to be advertised”, concluded Mr Murray.
The Port Moresby Mini Jazz Festival event was proudly supported by the Tourism Promotion Authority, PNGFM, UNESCO, National Cultural Commission, Nature Park and the University of Papua New Guinea.