UNESCO Honors Danilo Perez

Danilo Perez
Pianist Danilo Perez is named UNESCO Artist for Peace.

Here's what a Berklee press release had to say about it:

The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization describes Artists for Peace as "internationally renowned personalities who use their influence, charisma, and prestige to help promote UNESCO's message."

... In addition to his performing career, Perez directs the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, where he developed an innovative educational curriculum based on his concept of "inter-connective learning." This concept creates opportunities for students to experience and practice social change through music. He presides over the Danilo Perez Foundation in his native country of Panama, which provides outreach music programs to children of extreme poverty, and is the artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival.

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