American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy
50 West Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060
On Sunday August 27 at 7pm, Rootz of Music Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization will present its 3rd Annual fundraiser musical extravaganza “American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy” at the newly opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center in Pompano Beach where they are one of the Resident Companies.
The show chronicles the development of popular songs that were the foundation in both Jamaica and the Americas starting from the mid 1940’s to present time.
This innovative and entertaining musical presentation is staged to demonstrate the interconnectivity of American and Jamaican music, how two separate elements of two genres merged and became what is now known as Reggae and Hip Hop.
There will be a special awards presentation to Jamaican music legends Ernest Ranglin, Larry Marshall, Eric Monty Morris, Evrel Grey, Dennis Sindrey, Charles Cameron and Horace Forbes.
There will be a VIP reception starting 90 minutes prior to the performance for the awardees and VIPs to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
The event is sponsored in part by Broward County Florida Cultural Division, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, SOS Children’s Villages and First Green Bank along with support from the City of Pompano Beach.
Accommodations provided by Sea Steps Suites, 717 S. Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL, 954-635-5572.