“Jazz day” highlighted the jazz heritage of Tangier, as well as the cultural and artistic links uniting Morocco, Europe and Africa.


The choice of Tangier by UNESCO to host the festivities of the International Jazz Day (Jazz day) from April 27 to 30, reflects Morocco’s capacity to successfully organize major international events. Placed under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the festivities were held at the Palace of Arts and Culture of Tangier, a building whose construction work was kicked off by the Sovereign, this structure will occupy an important cultural place in the future.

The Minister of Youth, Culture and Communication Mohamed Mehdi Bensaiddans underlined in a statement to the press, on the sidelines of the concert organized at the Palace of Arts and Culture in celebration of International Jazz Day that “The choice of Tangier and the Kingdom of Morocco to host this global event demonstrates the high quality of organization offered by the Kingdom, by hosting several international cultural and sporting meetings and activities, in particular the African Cup of Nations football (2025) and the World Cup (2030), as well as several other international events. We are proud of UNESCO’s choice of Tangier to host the International Jazz Day festivities, since it is the first time that an African city or country has hosted this global event. This event affects more than two billion people around the world, which reflects the relevance of this choice.”

Mr. Bensaid indicated that this choice is linked to Tangier’s long history with jazz, recalling that the city has seen jazz legends in search of inspiration and reinvention throughout its history.

This sumptuous evening was enhanced by the presence of the Advisor to His Majesty the King and founding President of the Essaouira-Mogador Association Mr. André Azoulay, the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports Chakib Benmoussa, the Wali of the Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima Region Younes Tazi, the president of the Regional Council Omar Moro, the president of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Tom Carter, and a host of officials and personalities from the worlds of Culture and Art Moroccans and foreigners.

Organized by UNESCO and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Communication, in partnership with the Municipality of Tangier, the “Jazz day” festivities made it possible to highlight highlight the jazz heritage of Tangier, as well as the cultural and artistic links uniting Morocco, Europe and Africa.



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