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
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.
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