Daniel Pearl Foundation Announces 11th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days; What is it?

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days will take place this October 1-31. During this month-long initiative, musicians and artists from around the globe

This year's initiative marks the 10th anniversary of World Music Days, linking and empowering audiences worldwide in a call for fellowship and unity across cultural divides. In 2011, there were more than 2,000 events in 83 countries, contributing to a total of nearly 10,000 performances worldwide since 2002. Sir Elton John is a member of the Honorary Committee along with Barbra Streisand, Yo-Yo Ma, Herbie Hancock and Itzhak Perlman, among other distinguished musicians.

The inspiration for World Music Days comes from journalist and musician Daniel Pearl, the former Wall Street Journal South Asia Bureau Chief who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan shortly after 9/11. Danny had used his pen and violin to connect people and spread friendship through journalism and music wherever he traveled. Since October 2002, musicians have rallied annually during Danny's birthday month to commemorate his life's work and use music to unite people around their common humanity.


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