For the fifth consecutive year, Beirut joins other cities around the globe in celebrating International Jazz Day under the patronage of the UNESCO. This year, the free event takes place on Foch Allemby sector where Souk el Akel takes place next to Lina's Cafe (Behind the Municipality of Beirut and Aishti) and showcases the best in local jazz talents.
In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General, and legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, who serves as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. The Institute is the lead nonprofit organization charged with planning, promoting and producing this annual celebration.
- Friday 28th, Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th of May
- Downtown Beirut
- Souk el Akel area
- Activities: Music, live concerts, 40 cooking concepts, hundreds of food choices, lots of fun...