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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