On Sunday August 26 at 7pm, Rootz of Music Inc., will present its 4th Annual fundraiser musical extravaganza “American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy” at the Pompano Beach Cultural Center in Pompano Beach. 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 as singers Lady Tasha, Yishka, Gershi, Tedman Greaves, Endel I, Sabrina Williams 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 Dragoneers. 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 presentation of the 2nd annual Jamaican Music Excellence Awards to influential music icons Lord Creator, Bobby Aitken, Billy Vernon, Patrick McDonald, Brian Atkinson, Fred Crossley, Fred Campbell, Trevor Lopez and Merritone Sound System. A VIP reception starting 90 minutes prior to the performance will be provided for the awardees and selected VIPS to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine.
Tickets are $40 for the American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy and are available at https://ccpompano.org/event/
About Rootz of Music Inc. – Florida-based Rootz of Music, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2011 by Jazz guitarist, arranger, composer, and music educator Eugene Grey and his wife Felicia K. Grey. The organization’s mission is to positively impact the social and academic success of children through cultural arts; to educate, inspire and engage them in music education and cultural enrichment performances. Also, to preserve the music cultural of Jamaica. In 2013 Rootz of Music partnered with SOS Children’s Villages, a foster care community to provide music lessons to the children every Thursday evening.
PROCEEDS BENEFIT ROOTZ OF MUSIC, INC. TO PROVIDE MUSIC EDUCATION FOR YOUTH IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Contact: Felicia K Grey
954.830.6001 / 6070