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Cacri Jazz Venezuela

“Jazz allows people to enjoy music once again.”

Tell us a little about your organization’s mission
Our musical movement is to make possible social changes through improvisation. We want to innovate and reach an audience that’s developing in Caracas Venezuela. Through musical exchanges with musicians all over Venezuela we want to bring a new sound into the global sphere.

Why does your organization celebrate International Jazz Day?
We want to make social changes, there’s a requirement for musicians in Venezuela to be treated with respect and according to the 1980 Recommendation concerning the Status of the Artist from the Unesco. There’s a need for Venezuelan artists to be recognized as such so their art can develop with them.

Tell us about a favorite memory from International Jazz Day
In 2016 we celebrated ourselves a commemoration for the first International Jazz Day, there was a need for recognition and we reached many people and realized there is a community worldwide that we are fit into, and that has a perspective with our same mindset.

How do you think jazz can improve people’s lives?
There are many musicians that play in a narrow framework because they don’t know any better. With jazz we have seen how the love for music from many musicians is once again revitalized. Jazz seduces people and allows them to enjoy music once again, jazz interacts with their lives in an organic form, and they can feel true joy being a part of the exchange, even if they are audience they are part of it.