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)

Sep 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from Daniel Pearl Foundation

    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