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
"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
Media Contact: Jeff Lloyd
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Foundation Contact: Jackie Gelfand
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SOURCE The Daniel Pearl Foundation