Last night I attended a great jazz session at the Beijing CD Jazz Club that was part of the World Music Days in honor of murdered Wall Street reporter Daniel Pearl.

Matt Roberts, Beijinger and trombonist in the Ah-Q Jazz Arkestra, in this video describes the background of the Beijing event. More than 15 musicians and about one hundred people in the audience.

As described on the World Music Days website:

Inspired by the legacy of journalist and musician Daniel Pearl, World Music Days uses the universal language of music to spread a message of hope and unity across cultural divides. By simply including a dedication from the stage or in the program of your upcoming performance, you will reaffirm your commitment to international friendship and take a stand against the divisive forces that took Danny’s life. As a member of this global network of concerts, your music will inspire your audiences with a sense of unity and purpose.

World Music Days is an “awareness raiser,” not a fundraiser. There is no financial obligation to participate.

The Beijing CD Jazz Club is located about 300 meters south of the main entrance to the Agricultural Exhibition Hall, on the east side of the third ring road, (just by the pedestrian bridge). Telephone: 6506.8288.

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