Fifth Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days to Be Held October 6-15

Musicians Worldwide Invited to Participate in 'Harmony for Humanity'

Jul 20, 2006, 01:00 ET from The Daniel Pearl Foundation

    LOS ANGELES, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daniel Pearl Foundation today
 announced that the fifth annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days will be held
 October 6-15. Musicians worldwide -- amateur and professional -- are
 invited to participate in this global event and to use the power of music
 to help spread a message of hope and unity.
     Many exceptional performances have already been scheduled this year,
 including the world premiere of acclaimed composer Steve Reich's "Daniel
 Variations" at the Barbican Centre in London, the Los Angeles Master
 Chorale performing music by Haydn and Glass at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
 in Los Angeles, and a Youth Bluegrass Day in Golden Gate Park in San
     "Danny was a talented musician and principled journalist who respected
 all cultures and found magic in every person," said Judea Pearl, Daniel's
 father and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. "World Music Days,
 which commemorates Danny's October 10th birthday, is his legacy to raise
 awareness of our common humanity. All musicians, no matter their genre, are
 invited to dedicate performances held from October 6th through 15th. We
 simply ask that they say a few words from the stage or in the program in
 affirmation of the principles for which Danny stood."
     Since World Music Days' inception, artists from more than 60 countries
 with musical events large or small have united in this global network of
 concerts. This year's Honorary Committee is composed of luminary musicians
 and artists from many genres, including Salman Ahmad, Theodore Bikel, Yefim
 Bronfman, Hamza el Din, Ida Haendel, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Tania
 Libertad, Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, Mark O'Connor, George Pehlivanian, Itzhak
 Perlman, R.E.M., A.J. Racy, Steve Reich, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Ravi
 Shankar, Russell Simmons, Barbra Streisand, and John Williams.
     Daniel Pearl World Music Days
     To participate, register online at Musicians
 and artists are also invited to submit music, poetry, art, articles and
 dedications to the World Music Days eStage -- an on-line gallery and radio
 station showcasing words and music that affirm the oneness of mankind. This
 is not a fund raising event and musical groups incur no financial
 obligation by registering and participating.
     About the Daniel Pearl Foundation
     The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed in 2002 in memory of journalist
 Daniel Pearl to promote the ideals that inspired his life and work. The
 world came to know Daniel Pearl as The Wall Street Journal reporter who was
 murdered by terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan. Since then, he has been
 remembered more for his humanity and love of life than his senseless death.
 The Daniel Pearl Foundation works domestically and internationally to
 promote cross-cultural understanding, to combat cultural and religious
 hatred, to encourage responsible and creative journalism, and to enrich
 people's lives through music. For more information please visit

SOURCE The Daniel Pearl Foundation