By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Monday, April 30th, over 190 countries celebrate the International Jazz Day - Brazil included. In Rio, renowned houses like the Blue Note Rio in Lagoa and Teatro Rival Petrobras in Centro, will host shows as a tribute to the American music genre.

The date was set by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in 2011 to highlight the role of jazz music in the promotion of freedom, creativity, and intercultural dialogue.

According to UNESCO's official page, the goal is to . . .

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