A documentary by JAZZ.FM91 has been named a finalist at this year’s annual New York Festivals Radio Awards.
The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights, produced with funding from Maytree, is nominated in the category recognizing excellence among human rights-focused documentaries.
Hosted by Alana Bridgewater, The Journey to Jazz and Human Rights is a documentary look at how the music, and the men and women who made the music, laid claim to human rights around the world.
The series was also accompanied by a supplementary research component, providing an online portal for further reading about the subjects of the documentary.
Funding for the series was provided by Maytree, which is committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities by taking a human rights approach.
The 2020 NYF Radio Awards grand jury evaluated entries submitted from 40 countries around the world and selected finalists based on production values, organization, presentation of information, creativity and use of the medium. JAZZ.FM91’s entry will now advance to the medal round of judging.
For more information, go to www.newyorkfestivals.com.