About Dawn Elder Music
Dawn Elder is a unique player on the American media landscape. As a composer, producer, director, artist manager, and creator of over 1000 events spanning a broad spectrum of media, she has worked with some of the top names in entertainment, from American icons Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, George Clinton and Carlos Santana, to the most celebrated stars of the African and Arabic-speaking world, among them Khaled (Algeria), Mory Kante (Guinea/Mali), and Kazem al-Sahir (Iraq). Elder has developed and directed television documentaries and concert broadcast specials for major networks in the U.S. and abroad, including ABC, NBC, PBS, and ANA/MBC. She has also developed and produced some of the most ambitious cultural festivals and conferences in recent U.S. memory. Behind all of Elder's enterprises lies a fierce humanitarianism and a dedication to the principle that culture, especially music, has a vital role to play in bridging misunderstandings between contemporary societies.