Imagine your joy! Legendary sounds of the ambassadors of Reggae – THIRD WORLD – surround you, while sitting amongst the beautiful Oakland redwoods, in the open air Woodminster Amphitheater, dancing and watching as the warm, end of summer Sunday afternoon turn into a glowing sunset in front of you… And get this! General admission tickets are only $10.00! The World Music Festival starts promptly at 2:00 p.m. Invited artists include Rankin Scroo and Z’amico. You can bring your picnic (see website for details) and your whole family since this event is all ages! VIP Table Packages are also available, with seating for eight people.
Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time, it is an institution. An institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushing forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. Its themes are positive, progressive and internationally relevant. Formed in 1973, Third World is committed to the excellence of Reggae music by combining Jamaican Reggae and folk music with all strains of African Rhythms, American Pop, Rhythm & Blues and Rap music. After over three decades, Third World is one of the longest running and most diverse bands Jamaica has ever produced. One of the longest running Reggae bands, the group has released a total of 23 albums as well as solo projects from Lead Singer Bunny Rugs and Guitarist Stephen Cat Coore. They have received numerous awards and multiple international hit singles including: the cover version of Gamble & Huff’s, “Now That We’ve Found Love,” “96 Degrees in the Shade,” “Cool Meditation,” “Dancing on the Floor,” “Try Jah Love,” written by Stevie Wonder, “Sense of Purpose,” “Forbidden Love,” “Reggae Ambassador,” “Committed,” and “Reggae Party.” Additionally, the group has worked and collaborated with top acts such as the Jackson Five, Bob Marley and The Wailers and Stevie Wonder.
Oakland’s World Music Day – Sundays in the Redwoods
Featuring THIRD WORLD
WHERE: Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park
3300 Joaquin Miller Road
(exit Redwood Road from Highway 13)
WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
WHO: THIRD WORLD & Rankin Scroo and more…!