Daniel Pearl World Music Days, clustered around the birthday of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, continues to grow with the involvement of celebrities such as Elton John and Herbie Hancock and a constantly expanding network of annual events around the world. And, as in previous years. any musician or live music event can get involved.
Daniel Pearl World Music Days take place throughout October this year and it's now easy to register your event and participate via their website. This ease of entry may have helped the number of concerts grow from 123 in 2002 to over 1700 in 2010.
Associated events don't have to raise money and their event details are listed on the site for free but they do have to support the "Harmony for Humanity" theme of Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
When officially announcing this year's event the Daniel Pearl Foundation stated:
"To commemorate Danny Pearl's October 10th birthday, musicians of all genres are invited to use the universal language of music to spread a message of hope and to unite people across geographical and cultural borders in a quest for a better world."
Head over to Daniel Pearl World Music Days if you'd like to get involved.
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