DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION, MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE TO ARRANGE CONCERT AS PART OF DANIEL PEARL WORLD MUSIC DAYS

27 September 2006
Note No. 6036

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION, MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE TO ARRANGE CONCERT AS PART OF DANIEL PEARL WORLD MUSIC DAYS

27 September 2006
Press Release
Note No. 6036
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Note to Correspondents

Department of public information, museum of jewish heritage to arrange

concert as part of daniel pearl world music days

On 11 October at 7 p.m., a concert featuring a performance by “Morley and Friends” will take place at the Museum of Jewish Heritage –- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York.  Organized as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the programme has been arranged by the Museum in conjunction with the “Holocaust and the United Nations” outreach programme of the Department of Public Information.

Inspired by the life and legacy of the slain journalist after whom they are named, “Daniel Pearl World Music Days” are held every October to unite thousands of musicians from over 60 countries in a global network of concerts promoting harmony for humanity.  Their mission is to use the universal language of music to help spread a message of hope and solidarity.  For more information, please visit www.music-days.org.

The 11 October concert will bring 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.  For more information, please visit www.morleymusic.org.

For ticket information, please visit the website of the Museum at www.mjhnyc.org or contact their office at 646 437 4202.

Created as a living memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust, the Museum honours those who died by celebrating their lives, cherishing the traditions that they embraced, examining their achievements and faith, and affirming the vibrant worldwide Jewish community that is their legacy today.

The United Nations Department of Public Information’s “Holocaust and the United Nations” outreach programme has been established in the context of General Assembly resolution 60/7, to promote remembrance of and education about the Holocaust in order to help to prevent future acts of genocide.  For more information on the outreach programme, please visit www.un.org/holocaustremembrance or contact Daniel Kricheff at tel.:  212 963 0047 or e-mail:  kricheff@un.org.

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For information media. Not an official record.