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A song of hope to connect the world

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The traditional Korean lullaby ‘Bird, Bird, Blue Bird’ is a song of hope in a time of great uncertainty. The lyrics of the song connect human vulnerability with the common fate of other species, especially birds.  Offered here as a metaphor of connection between humans and other species birds, the song reminds us that all species are vulnerable to climate change.

10 cities from the global UNESCO Cities of Music Network (UCCN) have produced a collaborative video featuring ‘Bird, Bird, Blue Bird’. The video was made in honor of International Jazz Day 2024.The composition from Daegu, South Korea, brings awareness to the urgent need for Climate Action (UN Sustainable Development Goal #13). UCCN partners spotlight the need for collaborative global efforts to address the climate emergency through local and international action.

The video travels across 6 continents featuring 10 UNESCO Cities of Music including:  Adelaide, Bolzano Concepción Daegu Glasgow Kansas City Leiria London (Canada) Norrköping, and Port Louis.

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