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Daniel Pearl Music Days

Each October the Department of Public Information partners with the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, to co-sponsor a concert as part of the Daniel Pearl Music Days celebration in memory of the slain journalist.  The music days unite thousands of musicians over 60 countries to helps spread a message of respect for diversity and solidarity. The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme lends its support to the Daniel Pearl Foundation and the Museum of Jewish Heritage to celebrate the continuing triumph of tolerance and diversity through the universal language of music.

Daniel Pearl Music Days 2008 Edition- Soulfarm and Moshav Band

Daniel Pearl Music Days 08
Front row (from left to right): Duvid Swirksy, Gal Gershovsky, Yehuda Solomon,
Yosef Solomon- Back row (from left to right): Andrew Frawley, Yoshie Fruchter, Noah Solomon,
Eric Falt (Director of the Outreach Division, DPI), Dr. David Marwell (Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage),
C Lanzbom, Gilad. Photo: Melanie Einzig

On 29 October 2008, the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme partnered with the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust - to sponsor a concert for Daniel Pearl Music Days, in memory of the murdered journalist Daniel Pearl. The concert featured Soulfarm and Moshav Band, who offered a unique blend of rock, reggae, folk and funk.

Opening remarks by Eric Falt, Director of the Outreach Division, DPI

Press release: Department of Public Information, Museum of Jewish Heritage to remember slain journalist Daniel Pearl (27 October 2008)

UN News Article: Unique blend of music commemorates slain reporter in UN-backed concert (30 October 2008)

Moshav
Moshav Band
Photo: Melanie Einzig


Daniel Pearl Music Days 2007 Edition- Idan Raichel, Songs for Peace: The Acoustic Series

MJH 07
On 8, 9, and 10 October 2007, a series of concerts featuring Israeli artist Idan Raichel took place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York. Idan Raichel’s multi-ethnic musical group blends the unique sounds of Israel’s cultural traditions with styles from around the world.  Idan was joined by Colombian singer/songwriter Marta Gómez, new African jazz and soul artist Somi, Ethiopian-Israeli singer Cabra Casay, and percussion master Itamar Doari. 

 

 

 

David Marwell, Director of the Museum of Jewish Heritage, UN Under-Secretary-General Kiyo Akasaka, artist Idan Raichel
David Marwell, Director of the Museum
of Jewish Heritage,
UN Under-Secretary-General Kiyo Akasaka,
artist Idan Raichel Photo: Melanie Einzig
Opening remarks by Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyo Akasaka (10 October 2007)

Press release: Department of Public Information, Museum of Jewish Heritage to arrange concert as part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days
(3 October 2007)

UN News Article: UN, Daniel Pearl Foundation, Museum of Jewish Heritage plan concert series
(4 October 2007)

Daniel Pearl Music Days 2007
Idan Raichel and Cabra Casay. Photo: Melanie Einzig


Daniel Pearl Music Days 2006 Edition- Morley and Friends

Museum of Jewish Heritage Programme
welcoming remarks by Raymond Sommereyns, Director of the Outreach Division, DPI
Raymond Sommereyns,
Director of the Outreach Division
On 11 October 2006, a concert featuring a performance by “Morley and Friends” took place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage –- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in NewYork. Following the welcoming remarks by Raymond Sommereyns, Director of the Outreach Division, the concert brought together the folk singer Morley with an array of international artists, including David Amram, Haale and Hassan Hakmoun, echoing a message of awareness, acceptance, unity and peace by joining voices in song and creative expression.

 

Press release : Department of Public Information, Museum of Jewish Heritage to arrange concert as part of Daniel Pearl world music days (27 September 2006)

Morley and Friends
Morley and Friends. Photo: Melanie Einzig

 

Book Signing

A Conversation with USG Francis Deng and John Prendergast 
on Genocide Prevention

On 20 May 2011, United Nations Department of Public Information organized a public event "A conversation with USG Francis Deng and John Prendergast on Genocide Prevention" for students, educators and those interested in helping to stem violence around the world. After the discussion, Mr. Prendergast signed his newest book  Unlikely Brothers, which was written with Michael Mattocks. Told in duet, the book tells the story of Michael growing up on the toughs streets of Washington D.C. and follows John's travels to war zones in Africa. Their friendship would continue for over twenty-five years and would have an extremely significant effect on their paths to redemption. Mr. Prendergast, who believes that this experience had a profound influence on his future path in life, is today a leading human rights activist and co-founder of Enough, a project to end genocide and crimes against humanity.


 

The most recent book by United Nations Under-Secretary-General Francis Deng, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, is also available in the UN Bookshop. His book titled Sudan at the Brink: Self-Determination and Nation Unity, offers an analysis of the situation in Southern Sudan, Africa, and addresses the complex dilemmas confronting Sudan and the international community over the critical choice regarding unity or secession before January 2011 referendum.

 

 

Stolen Youth: Five Women's Survival in the Holocaust
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 28 January 2009 UN Book Shop Event

Mrs. Frances Irwin presented and signed copies of her memoir included in the volume titled Stolen Youth: Five Women's Survival in the Holocaust at the UN Book Shop. Every January in observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, volumes from the Holocaust Survivors’ Memoirs Project are on display in the Public Lobby and for sale in the Book Shop. Mrs. Jeannie Rosensaft, one of the editors of the memoirs, discussed the Project, which was an initiative of Nobel Prize laureate and United Nations Messenger of Peace Elie Wiesel, and Menachem Rosensaft, Chairman of the Project's Editorial Board. Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, joined the Project in 2004, which has published eleven books with 17 survivors' memoirs to date. Local survivors, students and the general public were invited to attend the event, moderated by Juan Carlos Brandt, Chief, Advocacy and Special Events, Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information.

Among the Righteous
Among the Righteous, Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands, by Robert Satloff

On 29 April 2008, the Department of Public Information organized and participated in a booksigning for Robert Satloff’s Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust’s Long Reach into Arab Lands’.  The book unveils stories of Arabs that rescued or assisted Jews in North Africa during World War II nazi occupation.  These new stories of human kindness and respect encourage human solidarity and common humanity. 

The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million, by Daniel Mendelsohn

On 29 January 2007, author Daniel Mendelsohn discussed and signed copies of his book, The Lost: A Search for Six of the Six Million, a non-fiction memoir in which the author tells his world-wide travels in search of details about the lives and fates of the members of his family during World War II, many of whom perished during the Holocaust.