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.
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
SOURCE Daniel Pearl Foundation