Just one look at their resume and body of work and it is exceedingly clear that Third World has continued to stake their claim in reggae music. Easily recognizable by chart topping singles such as “96 Degrees,” “Now That We’ve Found Love,” (both currently on the top 100 Billboard Charts), “Reggae Ambassadors,” among others, this reggae dynasty continues to break new ground with their 23rd album, Patriots, currently number two on the Jamaica Music Countdown charts.
Back only a week from their five week European Tour, Third World kicked off the U.S. leg of their year-long tour with performances in Virginia at the International Carib Festival and in Baltimore at the Baltimore International Festival. The band will perform in Amagansett, New York at Stephen Talk House on Friday, August 12, 2011, which will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio. Sirius’ “The Joint” awarded a listener – Paul from Pennsylvania and guest – with airfare, hotel and backstage passes to see the band perform live.
On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, Third World will perform in Queens, New York at York Performing Arts Center. Their performance is part of Councilman James Sanders’ summer concert series in honor of Marcus Garvey. In a press release sent by the office of the Councilman on August 9, 2011, New York City Council Member James Sanders, Jr. (D-Laurelton) and Margert Community Corporation will partner to host the second free concert of the 2011 Summer Garvey-Tubman concert series next week. The free reggae themed concert will celebrate the birthday of Marcus Garvey, the Jamaican publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator. Doors will open at 4:30pm, and a complimentary meal will be served.
The concert is open to all residents of the 31st Council District and tickets can be picked up at the either the Laurelton District office, located at 234-26 Merrick Blvd in Laurelton, or the Far Rockaway District office located at 1526 Central Avenue, in Far Rockaway.
“Marcus Garvey was one of the great Jamaican born civil rights champions in the United States,” said Councilman Sanders. “So it’s only fitting that we celebrate his birthday with an evening of music from his homeland. Reggae is a powerful music that cuts across cultural and ethnic boundaries and calls for the liberation of all people. I’m proud to be brining two of the greatest reggae acts in the world to the people of Queens.”
The band will continue their tour with performances on August 21, 2011 at the Montreal Reggae Festival, September 4th at the 6th Annual Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival, September 10th at Reggaetown World Music Festival in Cairns, Australia and September 16th and 17th shows in Latoka and Suva, Fiji.