Musicians Worldwide Raise Their Voices in Harmony for Humanity Daniel Pearl World Music Days PSAs Feature Herbie Hancock, Elton John,

Hamza el Din and Ida Haendel



    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz icon Herbie Hancock, rock
 legend Elton John, the late father of modern Nubian music, Hamza el Din,
 and classical violinist Ida Haendel are featured in a series of 30-second
 television public service announcements to promote Daniel Pearl World Music
 Days -- an international network of concerts scheduled from October 6-15.
     Their video message to professional and amateur musicians around the
 world is a simple one: "Join us in using the universal language of music to
 diminish hatred, respect differences, and reach out in friendship by
 dedicating performances for "Harmony for Humanity."
     Television PSAs will be available on August 18, 2006 from 11:30am -
 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time. Stations can uplink at: C-Band, AMC01,
 Transponder 22, Downlink Frequency 4140 MHz, Vertical Polarity, Audio 6.2
 and 6.8, and www.nab.org/publicservice. To order copies, contact Sarah
 Roberts of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) at (202) 429-5448
 or Jeff Lloyd as listed above. Radio PSAs are available for download at
 www.musicdays.org.
     "Danny was a talented musician and principled journalist who respected
 all cultures and found magic in every person," said Judea Pearl, Daniel's
 father and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. "World Music Days,
 which commemorates Danny's October 10th birthday, is his legacy to raise
 awareness of our common humanity. All musicians, no matter their genre, are
 invited to dedicate performances held from October 6th through 15th. We
 simply ask that they say a few words from the stage or in the program in
 affirmation of the principles for which Danny stood," he added.
     Since World Music Days' inception, artists from more than 60 countries
 with musical events large or small have united in this global network of
 concerts. This year's Honorary Committee is composed of luminary musicians
 and artists from many genres, including Salman Ahmad, Theodore Bikel, Yefim
 Bronfman, Hamza el Din, Ida Haendel, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, 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.
     Daniel Pearl World Music Days
     To participate, register online at www.musicdays.org. Musicians and
 artists are also invited to submit music, poetry, art, articles and
 dedications to the World Music Days eStage, an on-line gallery and radio
 station showcasing words and music that affirm the oneness of mankind. This
 is not a fund raising event and musical groups incur no financial
 obligation by registering.
     The National Association of Broadcasters
     The NAB is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects
 free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in
 Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before
 Congress, federal agencies and the courts. The organization also serves a
 growing number of associate and international broadcaster members.
 Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.
     The Daniel Pearl Foundation
     The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed in 2002 in memory of journalist
 Daniel Pearl to promote the ideals that inspired his life and work. The
 world came to know Daniel Pearl as The Wall Street Journal reporter who was
 murdered by terrorists in Karachi, Pakistan. Since then, he has been
 remembered more for his humanity and love of life than his senseless death.
 The Daniel Pearl Foundation works domestically and internationally to
 promote cross-cultural understanding, to combat cultural and religious
 hatred, to encourage responsible and creative journalism, and to enrich
 people's lives through music. For more information, please visit
 www.danielpearl.org.
     Media Contact:       Jeff Lloyd
                          Sitrick And Company
                          (212) 573-6100
                          Cathy Noh
                          Sitrick And Company
                          (310) 788-2850
 
     Foundation Contact:  Jackie Gelfand
                          Executive Director
                          Daniel Pearl Foundation
                          (310) 441-1400
 
 

SOURCE The Daniel Pearl Foundation

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