Herbie Hancock and Sir Elton John Featured in Television and Radio PSA to Promote The 7th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days and 'Harmony for Humanity'

Available for Uplink On September 19 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)

Sep 17, 2008, 01:00 ET from The Daniel Pearl Foundation

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award Winner Herbie
 Hancock, rock superstar Sir 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 The 7th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days -- a month-long
 international network of concerts scheduled from October 1-31, 2008. Since
 World Music Days' inception in 2002, over 2000 concerts in more than 75
 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." Several members of the distinguished World Music
 Days Honorary Committee, including Herbie Hancock, Sir Elton John and
 Alison Krauss, will be dedicating their own live performances at various
 venues throughout October. Details on the growing list of participating
 musicians in this year's World Music Days, and information on how easy it
 is to become part of this growing international phenomenon, are available
 at www.danielpearlmusicdays.org.
     The television PSAs will be included on the National Association of
 Broadcasters' (NAB) monthly satellite feed on September 19 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. (EDT). Stations can also contact
 the NAB to order a copy of the PSAs. Should someone miss the feed they can
 contact the NAB for a dubbed version after the feed time. 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 at
 http://www.danielpearlmusicdays.org/pressinfo.php where you can also find
 logos for adding links on your station website.
     "There is no financial obligation for musicians or musical venues who
 want to participate; this is an awareness raiser, not a fundraiser," said
 Ruth Pearl, Daniel's mother and co-founder of the Daniel Pearl Foundation.
 "All musicians -- professional, youth and amateur -- are invited to
 dedicate performances held from October 1st through 30th in honor of
 Danny's October 10 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 affirming, as Danny did, the power of
 music to unite people of different cultures, faiths and nationalities."
     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 2008 includes Salman Ahmad, Theodore
 Bikel, Yefim Bronfman, Alison Krauss, 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. For more information, please visit www.danielpearl.org.

SOURCE The Daniel Pearl Foundation