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Daniel Pearl memorial concert to be held Saturday in Taipei

Daniel Pearl memorial concert to be held Saturday in Taipei

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) A free outdoor concert featuring local and foreign musical talents will be staged in Taipei this weekend to commemorate late Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who lost his life in 2002 while on assignment in Pakistan. A total of 15 performers and groups will take to the stage to present different genres of music, including folk, rock, blues, African, Latin-American, and Hakka folk music, according to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). The 14th Daniel Pearl Day of Music will take place 2:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Taipei Hakka Cultural Park, said the AIT, which is sponsoring the annual event. This year's concert will feature Golden Melody winner Ayugo Huang (???), the AIT said. The Taiwanese signer won the "Best Hakka Album" at the Golden Melody Awards in June with his album "Shan Ge Yi Tiao Lu" (?????). Other performing groups include Afroholique, La Cumbia Del Sol, Red Cliff, Danubak, Shakaboom, Blind Acid Date, Soup Mother, Cosmic Inversion, Poor House, Kon Kon Ba, Flat Fives and Point22, the AIT said. AIT Director Kin Moy will speak at the event in memory of Pearl, the AIT said. The music festival is held annually in honor of Pearl, who was also a musician. While working on a story in Pakistan as the South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by terrorists. To commemorate his life, his musician friends and family launched the Daniel Pearl World Music Day in 2002 to spread a message of tolerance, hope and humanity. The annual event has grown to include 13,000 performances in more than 130 countries and areas, said the AIT. "Each event held around the world harnesses the power of music to promote harmony and mutual understanding," the AIT said. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-08-03 16:12 GMT+08:00