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ROOTZ OF MUSIC, INC. PRESENTS “AMERICAN ROOTS OF JAMAICAN MUSIC: THE LEGACY” AT THE BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Published: Oct 9, 2015
Rootz of Music, Inc., presents the musical extravaganza American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy on Sunday, October 25 at 7 p.m. in the Abdo New River Room at The Broward Center for Performing Arts.
Chronicling the development of popular songs in Jamaica and the Americas starting from the mid-1940s to present time, the show celebrates the way the musical elements have merged to become what is now known as reggae and hip hop. American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy features singers, dancers and specials guest artists performing the music of the various stars of each era.
Florida-based Rootz of Music, Inc., was founded in 2011 by Jazz guitarist, arranger, composer and music educator Eugene Grey, along with his wife Felicia K. Grey. The non-profit company’s mission is to provide music education and cultural enrichment performances to underserved communities.
The concert is presented as part of the Broward Center’s Arts Access Program, which assists community-based organizations in presenting arts and cultural performances at the Broward Center. The program provides technical assistance and marketing support to local community groups enabling them to develop and build their audiences. Arts Access has collaborated with nearly 50 performing arts companies, nonprofit organizations and cultural and community groups to present all genres of the performing arts including music, dance, theater, poetry and comedy.