Promotion of Peace and Tolerance through Music

On October 3, over 600 guests gathered at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent together with Uzbek artists Rayhon, Shahzod Band and Jazzirama to celebrate Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

Every October musicians across the United States and around the world join together to inspire unity and friendship through music, counter cultural and religious intolerance, foster cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, and cultivate responsible and balanced journalism.

This is the fourth year the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent has hosted a concert marking Daniel Pearl World Music Days.  Yulduz Usmanova, Yalla, Nasiba Abdullaeva, and Ofarin Dance Theater have performed in previous concerts.

The guests joined Ambassador Krol and Embassy staff in dancing, supporting the musicians, and wishing all nations peace and prosperity.

Sponsored by the Daniel Pearl Foundation, Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an international network of concerts that harnesses the power of music to reaffirm a commitment to fellowship and unity.  The event, which embodies the theme “Harmony for Humanity,” was created in response to Pearl’s 2002 kidnapping and murder at the hands of extremists in Karachi, Pakistan.  Since 2002, Daniel Pearl World Music Days has encompassed more than 11,900 performances in 132 countries.