During my time in Chile as a Cultural Envoy for the US State Dept, I had the great privilege of performing a concert in the community of La Ligua, outside of Santiago. This concert was very special to me, as it was dedicated to the Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Daniel Pearl was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal as well as accomplished musician who used music as a tool to bring people together. In 2002, he was kidnapped and murdered by extremists. His life is remembered through this organization, which seeks to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications.
"Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an international network of concerts that use the power of music to reaffirm our commitment to tolerance and humanity."