November 28, 2012
By: The Lights Production, First Posted on The Sacramento Bee, November 27, 2012
2 billion expected participants; live streaming from sacred Mayan pyramids, performances by Skrillex and other top artists December 21 – 23 2012
With the end of the Mayan calendar nearing Friday, December 21, 2012, Danny Chasan, founder of The Light Productions and thirteen year veteran organizer with Ultra Music Festival has teamed up with the World Organization for Peace (WOFP) to produce “the largest synchronized event and fundraising give in history,” the 2012 World Music Festival. Seeking to witness the dawn of a new era, two billion world celebrators will unite to watch the clock strike zero at 11:11 pm with live feeds from simultaneous events occurring around the globe at sacred Mayan pyramid sites, commentary from visionary spiritual leaders and performances by top music acts including Skrillex and others to be released shortly.
2012 WMF Founder Danny Chasan explains, “This revolutionary global event is designed to project a positive message of peace– December 21 is not the end of the world with the doom and gloom theories of tidal waves and earthquakes, but rather the end of time as we know it, and the beginning of a new era of unity and increased compassion among humankind.”
Influenced by 1985′s monumental Live Aid relief concert, which drew 1.9 billion viewers before the advent of the internet, Chasan has assembled an impressive team to pull off this once-in-a-lifetime event utilizing new social media platforms and technologies to unite the global audience. With exclusive access to live video stream from numerous Mayan sites, viewers will be taken on a journey through time with pyramid performances by the biggest names in Rock, Pop, Dance, Hip-Hop and Reggae, alongside the most advanced hologram and video-mapping technology ever deployed.
With a mission to bring peace through music to the world, this free, philanthropic global broadcast event will bring viewers to intimate pyramid sites around the globe with massive synchronized concerts, candlelit peace gatherings and powerful spiritual and sustainable messages from respected spiritual leaders including Karen Berg, Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar, Mayan High Priest Ac Tah and others. Viewers will have the opportunity to directly benefit non-profit organizations in the environmental, animal rights, disease prevention, social, alternative energies and education sectors.
Production Director for this historic made-for-television event is one of the world’s top live event producers, David Simpson, who has helped produced some of television’s largest spectacles including Super Bowl half time shows, MTV Music Awards, MTV Latin Music Awards, Woodstock 94 & 99 and the Pan American Games.
2012 WMF and The Light Productions Founder Danny Chasan has been producing non-profit affiliated concerts and festivals worldwide for 17 years, including Ultra Music Festival in downtown Miami for the past 13 years. Ultra Music Festival drew close to 200,000 attendees flying in from over 80 countries for a three day multi-stage music extravaganza this past March. Chasan has helped organize events with performances by the world’s top talent including Madonna, The Black Eyed Peas, The Cure, The Killers, Skrillex, The Chemical Brothers, Empire of the Sun, Faithless, Duran Duran, New Order, David Guetta, Tiesto, Armin Van Buren, Deadmau5 and many more.