Herbie Hancock and Elton John Featured In Television and Radio PSAs to Promote the Sixth Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days
Available for Uplink on September 21 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jazz legend Herbie Hancock, rock superstar Elton John, classical violinist Ida Haendel and the late father of modern Nubian music, Hamza el Din are featured in 30- and 60-second television and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to promote Daniel Pearl World Music Days - an international network of concerts scheduled from October 1-15, 2007. Since World Music Days' inception in 2002, over 1500 concerts in more than 67 countries have been dedicated to its theme of "Harmony for Humanity." The PSA messages invite professional and amateur musicians around the world to "use the universal language of music to diminish hatred, respect differences, and reach out in friendship by dedicating performances for Harmony for Humanity." Both Herbie Hancock and Elton John will be dedicating live performances in Japan and in Las Vegas, respectively. Details on participating musicians in this year's World Music Days and information on how to become part of this global network of concerts are available at www.danielpearlmusicdays.org. The television PSAs will be included on the National Association of Broadcasters' (NAB) monthly satellite feed on September 21 at 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Satellite coordinates are: C-Band, Galaxy 26 (also known as Intelsat A6), Transponder C09, 93 degrees West, Downlink Frequency 3880 - Vertical, Audio: 6.2/6.8. Stations can contact the NAB to order a copy of the PSAs. In addition, both 30- and 60-second Radio PSAs are available for download at any time at the Daniel Pearl World Music Days Web site on the Press Information page. "This is an awareness raiser, not a fundraiser. There are no financial obligations to participate," said Ruth Pearl, Daniel's mother and co-founder of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. "All musicians - professional and amateur - are invited to dedicate performances held from October 1st through 15th in honor of Danny's October 10th birthday. All they need to do is register their performance at the World Music Days website and then simply say a few words from the stage or in the program in affirmation of Danny's belief that music is the universal language that unite people of different cultures, faiths and talents." Nowhere is the World Music Days message better exemplified than in the commitment of its Honorary Committee; spanning the spectrum of music genres from classical to hip hop. In addition to Herbie Hancock, Sir Elton John and Ida Haendel, the Committee for 2007 includes Salman Ahmad, Theodore Bikel, Yefim Bronfman, 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. About NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org. The Daniel Pearl Foundation Daniel Pearl's murder by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002 touched millions who never knew him. By developing innovative international programs focused on journalism, music and respectful dialogue, the Daniel Pearl Foundation seeks to counter the hatred and intolerance that took his life. www.danielpearl.org.
SOURCE Daniel Pearl Foundation
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