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Ambassador Blanchard at the Opening of 61st Jazz Ljubljana Festival
June 18, 2020

Ambassador Lynda Blanchard was pleased to attend the opening of the 61st Jazz Festival Ljubljana featuring an exhibition of jazz posters by Bosnian graphic designer Ajna Zlatar. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, the artist was unable to join he exhibit, but greeted everyone virtually. The U.S. Embassy is happy to support this Festival, and the virtual performance of several American jazz musicians, who—despite the global pandemic—have still found a way to play for Slovenian audiences! By offering free live-streamed concerts, Jazz Festival Ljubljana has established a novel music platform that has adapted to the current crisis, but will both cater to eager music audiences and ensure the livelihood of the amazing artists. Ambassador Blanchard thanked Director Uršula Cetinski of Cankarjev dom and her whole team for adapting to the current challenges, and putting together a wonderful event.