Lagos Jazz Festival 2017 partners two charities
Lagos International Jazz Festival 2017 has selected Sesor and Downs Syndrome Foundations as official charity partners for this year’s 505050JAZZ Lagos@50 Special Edition of Lagos International Jazz Festival. Inspiro Productions-inspired festival said both charities will have their stands at various festival venues, advocate and fund-raise for displaced persons and people living with Downs Syndrome in Nigeria at this year’s festival.
“We are proud to be associated with the Lagos International Jazz Festival this year and look forward to telling the stories of the amazingly resilient survivors of emergencies from Maiduguri, Lagos, Benue and other parts of Nigeria,” said Ler Jonathan-Ichaver, Sesor Executive Director.
Also, the Administrator of Downs Syndrome Foundation, Muyiwa Majekodunmi, said, “I’m so thrilled that this partnership/support for the Down Syndrome Foundation Nigeria from Inspiro Productions, organisers of the Lagos International Jazz Festival, is eventually coming to fruition. I believe that music, the arts, entertainment and others should be used as a vehicle to bring awareness, and raise support for people living with Down Syndrome and others. Many thanks to Inspiro Productions for charting this course.
Hopefully, many others will follow.”
Inspiro Productions’ CEO and Jazz Festival director, Mr. Ayoola Sadare, said, “The festival is pleased to be Joining forces for good with two charities this year. We look forward to working with Sesor to advance the cause of the displaced and other disaster survivors across Nigeria. We are also partnering with The Down Syndrome Foundation.
Both charities do critically important work and we hope that the platform Lagos International Jazz Festival provides for the promotion of these causes will go a long way towards improving the lives of the Nigerians they serve.”
Lagos International Jazz Festival holds at Freedom Park, Broad Street, Lagos Island, from April 28 through 30 with various events to be held across the city of Lagos in the month of April to mark the Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) which climaxes with the UNESCO-recognised International Jazz Day on April 30.
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