Third World Band returns to Florida this memorial weekend to perform live at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg. The Reggae Ambassadors will share the stage with Marcia Griffiths on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 7:00 pm.
The live concert, which will take place outdoors, is not the only – order of business – that the group will be focusing on this weekend. The band will spend some time in the studio working on a recording with Marcia Griffith for their soon to be released album, “Patriots.” One of the many artists that will be featured on the album, Marcia is known globally as the Queen of Reggae and for her hit single “Electric Boogie” which gave birth to the Electric Slide dance. The group also collaborated with Dean Frasier, Damian and Stephen Marley, Junior Reid, Michael Rose, Tarrus Riley and Toots.
The group will also be working on finalizing the video for single “By My Side” featuring Tessanne Chin which is currently scheduled for premiere on June 18, 2010. Tessanne Chin and William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke debut their duet for fans during the live rehearsal stream on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The live stream which was viewed by over 7,500 fans from the United States, UK, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, was streamed on www.ination.tv/thirdworldbandlive and www.thirdworldband.com. The stream was re-broadcast on May 13, 2010 and continues to be available for viewing on ination.tv. The live stream was also shown on TEMPO Network in the Caribbean. As stated by William “Bunny Rugs” Clarke, “the live stream was such a phenomenal experience. For the fans to be able to watch us rehearse live, ask questions via chat rooms and hear singles from our upcoming album was something that I am still not able to wrap my mind around. It was such an amazing experience that we are in the planning stages to do it again soon.”
The live stream was made possible by the support of The Palmyra Resort, Caribbean Fever, Color Heritage Apparel, Rochmark Security Solutions-Jamaica, Golden Krust Bakery, Serendipity Villas-Jamaica, RAD4U.com, Marcia’s Café, Country Walk Jamaican Restaurant, Steadimage Multimedia, IslandStylee.com, Driven Models Network and VicRae Inc.
What’s next? Third World Band will perform at the 14th Annual St. Kitts Music Festival which takes place June 24-26, 2010. The band will then travel to Europe to perform at the Reggaeland Festival in Poland, Nowa Reggae 2010 Festival in Barcelona, Dour Festival in Belgium and Garance Reggae Festival in France. Upon returning to the U.S. the band will perform in Sky City Sun and Pueblo of Acoma, NM. In August, the band will perform in Monterey Bay Reggae Fest Monterey, CA, Nectar Lounge Seattle, WA, Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, Canada, Reggae Rising Piercy, CA, Keswick Theater, Glenside, PA and Kanawha Plaza Richmond, VA.