Daniel Pearl World Music Days celebrated at Jesse Jackson Stadium in Abidjan

Local musicians during the concert (Dept. of State)
Local musicians during the concert (Dept. of State)

The U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Center K’Art association organized the second edition of the “Daniel Pearl World Music Days’ on Saturday October 10, 2015 at Jesse Jackson Stadium in the Yopougon quarter of Abidjan.

Local musicians including Nash, Selamty and Reggae Light, and Kajeem, participated in the 2015 concert which was free to the public.  The event drew about 2,000 onlookers and Ambassador Terence McCulley gave a speech about tolerance and peace within the context of the upcoming presidential election.

Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an international network of concerts that uses the power of music to reaffirm its commitment to tolerance and humanity. It is organized as a tribute to the journalist of the Wall Street Journal Daniel Pearl killed by extremists in Afghanistan in 2002.