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I Threes – Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley Unite On One Stage at the Apollo, June 24, 2006

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Live and In Concert The I Threes featuring Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths and Rita Marley Unite On One Stage in Harlem at the legendary Apollo Theater 253 West 125th Street at 8 PM for one night only.

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and the Apollo Theater Present the 11th Tribute to Women of Color, with South African special guest Thandiswa Mazwai, winner of the 2005 South African Music
Award. Hosted by, Ntozake Shange Tony and Emmy Award winner, Dahved Levy WBLS Radio Personality and La Bruja Spoken Word and Recording Artist.

Three In Oneness- The I Threes

The I-Threes were the most influential female singing group in the history of Jamaican music. In the early 1970’s Bob Marley asked the three women to sing on his recording “Jah Live and for the next ten years continued to work with Bob. They continued to perform together following Bob’s death in 1981 and then all three women continued their established solo careers.

Marcia Griffiths In a career spanning four decades has earned her title ‘The Queen of Reggae’. She has worked with many of Jamaica’s greats and produced hits like “Feel Like Jumping” in 1968, “To Be
Young, Gifted And Black” in 1970 after the Bob Marley departure the “Electric Boogie” that inspired its own dance – “The Electric Slide”. She continues to make records that matter, Marcia is one of the most
successful female vocalist in the history of reggae music,

Rita Marley has enjoyed a successful solo career in her own right. In 1991 her the album ‘We Must Carry On’, garnered a Grammy nomination and her most recent recording paid tribute to her husband Robert Nesta
Marley aka Bob Marley titled Rita Marley Sings Bob Marley…and Friends.

Judy Mowatt had recorded widely in both soul and reggae styles. She had the honor of being the first women to record at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong studio in Kingston that produced Black Woman. It was the first time
that a female artist had produced her own album in Jamaica and brought her a Grammy nomination. On 25 October 1999 Mowatt was awarded the Order Of Distinction (Office Class) for her contribution to Jamaican

Special Guest Artist Thandiswa Mazwai released her first solo album Zabalaza by Ultra Records in the US on the Escondida label in February 2006. The lead singer from the formidable pop group Bongo Maffin, she
had performed all over the world and shared the stage with musical icons such as Stevie Wonder, the Marley clan, Sean Paul, amongst others. Zabalaza elegantly fuses various musical genres, from traditional Xhosa rhythms, and the thumping beats of kwaito, to gospel, R&B, hip-hop, raga. In 2005 Thandiswa picked up a South African Music Award and a Kora Award. In 2006 Zabalaza was nominated for a International Reggae and World Music Award (IRAWMA). This will be Thandiswa’s debut solo performance in the US.

The Hosts of The Prestigious Event:

NTOZAKE SHANGE‘S For colored girls received on Obie Award, the Outer Critics Award, and nominations for the Grammy, Tony, and Emmy awards. While Caridad De La Luz, aka La Bruja has appeared on HBO’s Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and recorded with Fat Joe, Vivian Green and Jadakiss. Dahved Levy of WBLS Radio Personality , Producer , Restaurateur an MTV/ Tempo Host of his Ball Room Radio show that is
seen throughout the Caribbean is internationally well known from East to West.

June 24, 2006 is the place to be to join the Caribbean community of New York and supporters for this stellar event concert at the Apollo Theatre 253 West 125th at 8 pm.

For more information please call Ms Williams at 212- 307-7420 ext 3006.

Tickets can be purchased at: Ticketmaster (212) 307-7171 or the Apollo
Box Office 212) 531-5305/ 531-5304.


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