This April, lovers of jazz music in Rwanda joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Jazz Day. The day was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 to highlight jazz music and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the world.

The day is marked every 30th of April, and observed by all UN member states. Earlier, on April 22, a special concert was organised to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the founding of the state of New Orleans in the US, known as the birthplace of jazz music