David Kasochi, Zambia
1) What does jazz music mean to you? To your community?
To me, before Jazz as music, it is life. I live it so it’s manifestation is through music. Jazz music to me is an expression of love, peace , giving and most importantly, living. I believe people who embrace jazz find it easy to embrace peace and harmony in society.
2) Why are you celebrating International Jazz Day? Why is it important?
I am celebrating International Jazz day because the world and in particular, my community needs it. The confusions that have rocked my country can only be stopped by the universal language that preaches love and peace. That’s Jazz to me. The people that are coming to this event are of high caliber and influence so I am sure after this event they will take the positive news back into the communities they manage.
3) What would you like to see happen through this day – short term and long term?
I’d love to see people do extraordinary things like giving to the homeless, reconciliation should begin to exist from this day henceforth.