LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daniel Pearl Foundation today announced that Dave Koz, platinum-selling recording artist, radio host, humanitarian and entrepreneur, has joined the Honorary Committee of Daniel Pearl World Music Days in a call for musicians around the world to take part in a global network of concerts that unite people around their common humanity.
"Having known Danny since we were both kids," explained Dave, "it's indeed a deep honor for me to be involved in this wonderful organization, helping keep his spirit alive through the medium he loved most. Music has a way of stirring the soul in ways that words can't...so it's not surprising, yet still so inspiring, to see Daniel's message of love and tolerance connect all over the world through the gift of music. He'd be so proud."
The Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an awareness-raising initiative to unite people around their common humanity. Musicians of all genres may take part in this worldwide event through a simple registration of their performances at www.danielpearlmusicdays.org, which will confirm their participation and promote their events. Once registered, participation entails making a brief dedication from the stage, or in the printed program, in support of the theme of "Harmony for Humanity."
"We are deeply honored to have Dave Koz on our Honorary Committee," said Judea Pearl, father of Daniel Pearl and President of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. "Danny's love of music embraced all genres and he used the power of music to bridge differences. Dave has participated in Daniel Pearl World Music Days since its inception and has fostered the participation of many artists. Since 2002, over 5,000 concerts in 103 countries have participated in this program, honoring our son's passion for connecting people through words and music."
World Music Days Honorary Committee members also include Salman Ahmad, Theodore Bikel, Yefim Bronfman, Ida Haendel, Herbie Hancock, Sir Elton John, Alison Krauss, Tania Libertad, Yo-Yo Ma, Matisyahu, Zubin Mehta, Mark O'Connor, Itzhak Perlman, R.E.M., Steve Reich, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Ravi Shankar, Russell Simmons, Barbra Streisand and John Williams.
About Dave Koz
In a career spanning two decades, Dave Koz has established himself as a platinum-selling artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, radio host, and instrumental music advocate. A six-time Grammy® nominee, he was honored in September 2009, by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Dave's new album "Hello Tomorrow" will be released on October 12, 2010.
About The Daniel Pearl Foundation
Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal South Asia Bureau Chief who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan shortly after 9/11, touched the life of millions who never knew him. By developing innovative international programs focused on journalism, music and respectful dialogue, the Daniel Pearl Foundation seeks to counter the hatred and intolerance that took his life. For more information, please visit www.danielpearl.org.
SOURCE Daniel Pearl Foundation