Flint Jewish Federation announces Humanity in harmony Music Festival

FLINT — The Flint Jewish Federation will host another Humanity in Harmony Music Festival-Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

It will be presented in a new way, online, from Flint to New York City and beyond.

The Eighth Humanity in Harmony Music Festival-Daniel Pearl World Music Days will be accessible from your own living room and broadcast from ours to those who register.

In keeping with the current situation all three segments of the Humanity in Harmony Music Festival; the concert, masterclass and the “Music Around Town” series, will be entirely online. All in memory of Daniel Pearl.

Daniel Pearl was a journalist; a reporter for the Wall Street Journal who was killed in Pakistan in 2002 while reporting on the unrest in that part of the world. Daniel Pearl was not only a well-respected reporter; he was also an accomplished violinist.

The Pearl family wanted their son to be remembered for what he loved, not how he died, that’s why they created Daniel Pearl World Music Days. Humanity in Harmony is the only Daniel Pearl World Music Days event in Michigan.

Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. they will present an Online Masterclass on the art of performing coversongs and jazz standards with Israeli born New York based pianist Yaniv Taubenhouse. Also joining him will be singer/ songwriter Hadar Orshalimy. The class is free, but you have to register at ashleymusser@flintfed.org.

At 7 p.m., on Oct. 8, the “Music Around Town Series” online presents: NYC based Israeli-American vocalist Hadar Orshalimy and her band performing her new album, “It Never Was You”, featuring music by Jewish composers spanning works from Gershwin to Hammerstein, Kern to Rodgers and many more. The show is free but you must register at ashleymusser@flintfed.org.

The Eighth Humanity in Harmony Music Festival’s signature concert is online at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17 at a link that will be provided to those who register at ashleymusser@flintfed.org. This year’s Humanity in Harmony Music Festival will be different in that we will not be physically together. It will be the same in that we will be hearing a wide variety of styles that remind that people everywhere love music, we just harmonize in different ways.

The Eighth Humanity in Harmony Concert features; The Yellow Room Gang, We Are The Northern Lights, Sheldon Low and Hadar Orsalimy.

The Humanity in Harmony Music festival is set for Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Donations from participants will be gratefully accepted (suggested donation $10)

To register for the concert or for more information contact the Flint Jewish Federation at 810-767-5922 or email ashleymusser@flintfed.org.

The Humanity in Harmony Music Festival is sponsored by a generous grant from the Nartel Family Foundation, Mott Community College and the Flint Jewish Federation. — G.G.