Jazz à la Villette runs until 14 September

Jazz lovers in Paris, this one is for you! (and if you don't know much about Jazz, it's for you as well as this is your chance to find out more about it!) France has many Jazz festivals - among them the famous Jazz in Juan on the French riviera - but The Jazz à la Villette festival is one of the most anticipated events of the back-to-school season for musically-minded Parisians. Every concert is unique, a meeting between different artists and different shades of jazz - mixed with funk, hip-hop, blues and world music. It's brilliantly orchestrated 21st-century jazz, mixed with rhythms and instruments from around the world. You may wonder why Jazz is so important in France. Well, France's love affair with jazz began when America entered the first world war in 1917 and black musicians were among the many US soldiers. From the 1920s onwards, a hugely enthusiastic minority embraced the movement and its musicians - many of whom had flocked to France to escape stifling racism back h…
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