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Third World Band’ Live Streamed Performance At The Roxy A Success

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Amid the bright lights of West Hollywood and the famed Sunset Strip, lies The Roxy Theatre.  Host to some of music’ legendary performers to include Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Guns N Roses, Miles Davis, Pearl Jam, Damian Marley, Nas, David Bowie among others, the famous haunt played host to Third World’ live streamed performance on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.  Hosted by Pat McKay of Sirius XM and Native Jobson of Indie1031.com, the concert was a celebration of their 38th year and the release of album 23, Patriots.
With celebrity guests that included Andy Summers of The Police, movie producer Robert Townsend, fans and media, the Reggae Ambassadors made more than just the “nattys shook” during their two hour set that included singles, “Spirit Lives,” “Sense of Purpose,” “Forbidden Love,” “Committed,” “Reggae Ambassador,” “Revolutionary People,” “African Woman (Drum Solo),” “Cello” “Try Jah Love,” “Now That We’ve Found Love,” “Lagos Jump,” “Love Train,” “Roots and Quality” and more.  Their feel good music evoked a host of emotions from smiles, laughter, dancing, cheering and tears.  Phil Stevens who traveled from Illinois with his wife to see the band remarked, “As a 35 year fan, I want to thank you for bringing Third World to the fans in ways we never imagined.  I gave my wife a 2 CT diamond ring and a trip to Barbados for her 50th Birthday. Bunny Rugs personalized a song and presented it to her, at that point I think she forgot about the ring and the trip.  She had a gift from “the Voice.”  It is amazing how Third World has become involved so much in our lives and we are looking forward to even more in the future.  Words cannot express our gratitude not only for the present but for 30 years of the past – please don’t ever stop.”  
Their set also included Gregory Isaacs’ singles “Rumors” and “Front Door,” a tribute to the late singer who died October 25, 2010.  The band also recognized Stephen “Cat” Coore’ father David Coore, who passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011.  Cat Coore remarked, “My Dad was a huge supporter of Third World Band and was very instrumental in the formation of the band in 1973.  So this is for you Dad.”
Prior to the band taking the stage, Actor Leon who is the front man for Leon and the Peoples opened the show.  Known for his roles in movies such as “Cool Runnings,” “Cliffhanger,” “Above the Rim,” “Waiting to Exhale,” “The Temptations,” “Little Richard,” “The Five Heartbeats,” along with television series “OZ” and “Resurrection Boulevard,” the Actor and his band performed singles, “Lovely Day,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “What You Gonna Do” from debut album, The Road Less Traveled. They also performed soon to be released single “Dance With Me” which was produced by Beres Hammond and was joined on stage by renown producer/guitarist JK alongside Johnny Britt.  After their set, the band was brought back on stage for an encore performance wherein they performed Peter Tosh’s single “Legalize It.”
Fans who attended the event were not the only ones with the best seats in the house.  The show was streamed live, allowing fans from the Caribbean, the US, Europe and Canada to watch from the comfort of their homes.  The chat rooms were buzzing with comments about the performance and the production of the show.  Victor E. Lewis, manager for the band states, “Whenever an opportunity to do a live stream presents itself, I always go for it.  Third World has always been committed to their fans and we are constantly finding creative ways we can have them connect with their fans globally and this medium allows us to do that.  Of course it would not be possible without our team, ASOM Productions, Steady Image, and our sponsors Afterbeat Entertainment, Triple 7 Entertainment, Sirius XM, FeverEyes.com, Indie 103.1, Revolution Laboratory, and LAReggaeClubs.com.  We are happy that we were able to produce, what we were told, was another glitch free stream.”

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