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 www.danielpearl.org by fax at
(707-829-9483) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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