Soulfarm and the Moshav Band team up for this year's Daniel Pearl Memorial concert on October 29, bringing together two of America's most popular Jewish contemporary bands. Inspired by their Jewish roots, these dynamic musicians will offer up their unique blends of rock, reggae, folk, funk, and soul for a great cause.
Daniel Pearl World Music Days was created in response to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl at the hands of extremists in Karachi, Pakistan. Danny’s family and friends came together to work towards a more humane world, forming the Daniel Pearl Foundation, whose mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and dialogue.
Last year the Museum presented three concerts of Idan Raichel and Friends in Songs for Peace: The Acoustic Series for the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, which take place all over the world. The concerts were great musically, and I'll admit that it was pretty nice for the female staff to see Idan around the Museum all that month....
Thanks to our co-sponsor for the upcoming concert: the Holocaust and United Nations Outreach Program, established to raise awareness of the Holocaust and to help prevent genocide. And more thanks goes out to Golden Land Concerts & Connections, Inc. for arranging everything with the artists.
If you are interested in learning more about Daniel Pearl, I highly recommend A Mighty Heart, a drama about his life and his wife's search for him, and At Home in the World, a collection of Daniel's essays for the Wall Street Journal.
Check back soon for tickets, which should be available on or around August 11.