Musicians to honour life of reporter Daniel Pearl

In a world-wide gesture, musicians and singers will honour the life of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Locally, St Peter Paul Cathedral, in Florence Street, will host a free concert of folk and modern music as a tribute to Pearl at 2.30pm on Saturday.

The program includes the Sing Australia Choir, Claire Conaghty, the Sorensen Family, Ken and Sheryl Fisher, Pirie Folk Club and Scott and Tarina Everett.

Pearl was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by terrorists and later murdered in Pakistan on February 1, 2002.

He was abducted while working as the South Asia Bureau chief of his newspaper, based in Mumbai, India.

He had gone to Pakistan as part of an investigation into the alleged links between British citizen Richard Reid (known as the "shoe bomber") and Al-Qaeda. 

The concert will celebrate the language of music to inspire tolerance and cultural understanding. The Daniel Pearl Foundation was formed in 2002 to honour the newsman, also a musician.