Internet Radio Station and Website Seeks Musical Contributions Promoting "Harmony for Humanity"
Daniel Pearl Foundation's New "e-Stage" Expands the Reach of International Music Days Series
Los Angeles - August 3, 2005 — The Daniel Pearl Foundation today invited music lovers worldwide to contribute original music, songs and articles, as well as suggested playlists from all musical genres for its October 2005 "Harmony for Humanity" e-Stage. This innovative internet radio station and website extends the reach of Daniel Pearl Music Days 2005 (www.musicdays.org). to include web oriented music lovers and writers who will use their creativity in support of the Music Days theme "Harmony for Humanity".
In 2004 over 400 live concerts in 39 countries participated in Daniel Pearl Music Days. This year international performances will be held October 1-10. By offering "Harmony for Humanity" e-Stage for the entire month of October 2005 , The Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org) hopes to expand participation in Music Days for amateur, as well as professional, musicians and music lovers, using e-Stage as a way to express their commitment for a better world. Submissions are requested by September 15. ([email protected])
"We are asking thousands around the world to contribute to the debut of Harmony for Humanity e-Stage" explained coordinator Andrea Hargrave. " We want an eclectic mix of music from all genres and cultures for our dedicated internet radio station that will play both original compositions and themed playlists throughout the month of October. Our e-Stage will also feature selected poems, stories and articles that expand on the Music Days 'Harmony for Humanity' theme."
Inspired by the life of journalist Daniel Pearl, who joined a variety of classical, folk, bluegrass and jazz groups to make friends and bridge cultural differences wherever he traveled, Music Days began in 2002 as an international "jam session" to commemorate Pearl's birthday and his belief that the language of music knows no boundaries. The Daniel Pearl Music Days Honorary Committee spans a wide variety of musical genre and includes Sir Elton John, Hamza el Din, Herbie Hancock, Yo-Yo Ma, Ravi Shankar, Salman Ahmad, Yefim Bronfman, Ida Haendel, Herbie Hancock, Tania Libertad, Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman, Mohammad Reza Shajarian, John Williams, and recent addition R.E.M., the influential alternative rock group.
"Musicians can dedicate a single composition or full concert, a DJ can dedicate a radio show; young performers can get involved through school or at a club - the possibilities are endless," said Judea Pearl, father of Daniel Pearl and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation. "There is no fundraising or financial obligation to participate in Daniel Pearl Music Days worldwide network of concerts."
Daniel Pearl's murder by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002 touched millions who never knew him.
The Daniel Pearl Foundation seeks to counter the hatred that took his life thorough international programs in journalism, music and innovative communications. For more information please visit www.danielpearl.org.
To contribute poems, stories, or lyrics for consideration to "Harmony for Humanity e-Stage" or to contribute original music and files please visit www.musicdays.org and click on the section for e-Stage. Submissions must be received by September 15.
To register a live performance for Daniel Pearl Music Days 2005 visit www.musicdays.org.
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