November 12, 2008
Daniel Pearl World Music Days Draws a Record Number of Performances With More Than 1,000 Events in 59 Countries During October
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The 7th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, honoring the legacy of murdered journalist and musician Daniel Pearl, brought together an unprecedented global audience during the month of October, with more than 1,000 concerts in 59 countries, dedicated to the theme of "Harmony For Humanity." Thousands of musicians, ranging from professionals to amateurs to youth artists of every imaginable genre, united in one voice to promote tolerance and understanding of our shared humanity.
World Music Days (http://www.danielpearlmusicdays.org/) began in 2002 as an international "jam session" to commemorate Pearl's October 10th birthday. Today, Daniel Pearl World Music Days has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon; rallying artists and fans alike behind Pearl's faith in the power of music to connect people of diverse backgrounds.
In light of the overwhelming success of the 7th Annual World Music Days and the request of many musicians who had performances outside the month of October and wished to be part of this global initiative, the Foundation will continue to register such performances and designate them as "Tribute Events."
"Our Event Calendar and Artist Pages include biography, photos, videos and links that are viewed by thousands of music lovers throughout the year. Many participants find that being listed often results in increased concert attendance," explained Paul Karlsen, Program Manager of Daniel Pearl World Music Days. "We also invite musicians to submit audio and visual materials documenting their World Music Days and Tribute concerts to the Harmony for Humanity e-Stage. This online gallery features some of Danny's articles, as well as multi-media tributes to his legacy as a musician and journalist who brought to light the human side behind the news and connected people of diverse cultures."
The Daniel Pearl Foundation works domestically and internationally to promote cross-cultural understanding, to counter cultural and religious hatred, to encourage responsible and creative journalism, and to unite people through music. For more information, please visit http://www.danielpearl.org/.
Daniel Pearl Foundation
CONTACT: Danielle Newman, Sitrick and Company, +1-212-573-6100
Web Site: http://www.danielpearl.org/http://www.danielpearlmusicdays.org/