Rootz of Music Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization is proud to present its 6th Annual fundraiser musical extravaganza “American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy” at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. The show chronicles the development of popular songs that were the foundation in both Jamaica and the Americas starting from the mid 1940’s to present time.
Led by world class Jamaican born guitarist, composer, arranger, music instructor Eugene Grey, the show will also feature renowned percussionist Larry McDonald as well singers Winston Dias, Taurus Alfonso, Marie “Twiggi” Gittens, Beky Glacier, Endel I, Lady Tasha along with the Radiance Major dancers performing the music of the popular artists of each era such as Louis Jordan, Harry Belafonte, Byron Lee and the Dragonaires.
Special guest performer will be the Tallawah Mento Band. This innovative and entertaining musical presentation is staged to demonstrate the interconnectivity of American and Jamaican Music and how two separate elements of two genres merged and became what is now known as Reggae and Hip Hop.
There will be a 4th Annual Jamaican Music Excellence Awards presentation to music legends Prince Junior, Cecil Mitchell aka Motherless, Harvey Frances and Sir Walford to name a few. A VIP reception will be held starting 90 minutes prior to the performance.
Funding for this program is provided in part by the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County, Florida, as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council.
All proceeds from the show will be used to provide music education youth in underserved communities. For tickets and information visit www.miniaciPAC.com