Worldwide October Concerts to Promote 'Harmony for Humanity'

Thousands of Musicians to Join In DANIEL PEARL Music Day October 8-17

Sep 09, 2004, 01:00 ET from The Daniel Pearl Foundation

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daniel Pearl Foundation is
 rallying musicians worldwide -- amateur and professional -- to promote
 "Harmony for Humanity" in October performances as part of Daniel Pearl Music
 Day.  Concerts already onboard range from symphony orchestras in Boston and
 Johannesburg, to a peace rally in India, to "Songs of Hope and Freedom" at the
 Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  The growing concert listing is posted at
     Daniel Pearl Music Day, an annual event started in 2002, honors the
 birthday of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, a passionate musician,
 who was murdered in Pakistan in 2002.  Musical groups have no fundraising
 obligations and register online for free at by fax at
 (707-829-9483) or email
     Famed jazz innovator Herbie Hancock, summed up the spirit behind the
 events in a recent public service announcement, "Join me in using the
 universal language of music to diminish hatred, respect differences and reach
 out in friendship."
     Music Day dedications will include tributes ranging from Elton John
 performing "Daniel" in Las Vegas to Camilleri's opera "Elizabeth" in Malta, to
 the Masters of Indian Music and the Queen of Peruvian Song in New York; "A
 Musical Tour of the Mediterranean Basin Against Prejudice and Terror" in
 London; the Arab-Jewish Youth Orchestra, and the California Traditional Music
 Society Folk Festival.
     "Danny was a talented musician and principled journalist who respected all
 cultures," said father Judea Pearl, president of The Daniel Pearl Foundation.
 "Music Day is his legacy to raise awareness of our common humanity.  All
 musicians, no matter their genre, are invited to dedicate performances held
 from October 8th - 17th.  We simply ask that they let the audience know about
 the principles of cultural respect for which Danny stood."
     In 2003, over 200 performances in 29 countries participated in Music Day.
 This year artists in Canada, Mexico, France, India, Korea, Italy, Slovenia,
 Israel, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Nepal, South Africa, Malta, Kenya, Spain and
 Indonesia have already registered, with hundreds more expected before October

SOURCE The Daniel Pearl Foundation