The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing
Arts of Miami-Dade County presents
February 24, 2012 at 8
MIAMI, FL January 3, 2012 – The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce REGGAE JAM, a one-night-only 2011-2012 World Music Series concert featuring performances by the legendary, award-winning reggae bands THIRD WORLD and INNER CIRCLE on February 24, 2012 at 8 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month in February and the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence in 2012, REGGAE JAM will light up the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall with explosive live stage performances featuring THIRD WORLD’s classic anthems “96 Degrees in the Shade,” “Now That We’ve Found Love,” and “Cool Meditation”; and INNER CIRCLE’s global smash hits “Bad Boys” and “Sweat (A La La La La Long),” among other classic reggae tunes. Local South Florida reggae bands Jahfe, Mixed Culture, The Resolvers, Spred The Dub, Stampede, Roots Shakedown, 4th Dimension and Skafyah – collectively known as the “Reggae Wave” – will open the show. Lance-O of Kulcha Shok Muzik will host the evening.
Tickets range from $25 to $40, and go on sale to Arsht Center members January 2, 2012 and to the general public January 9, 2012. The $40 VIP Ticket includes a post-show meet and greet with THIRD WORLD and INNER CIRCLE, plus a limited edition signed copy of the “Reggae Wave” compilation. Tickets may be purchased through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
“Third World and Inner Circle have become synonymous with reggae music on an international level. These longstanding, iconic bands are known for their seamless fusion of traditional Jamaican sounds and pop music, and are beloved by South Florida’s rich Caribbean community and reggae music fans alike. Reggae Jam makes a brilliant addition to the Adrienne Arsht Center’s World Music Series for 2011-2012,” said M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center.
With their February 24 Arsht Center debut performance, THIRD WORLD makes its much-anticipated return to South Florida, while INNER CIRCLE continues to keep hometown fans on their feet having recently performed at last year’s 18th annual Marley Fest, now known as 9 Mile Music Festival.
Celebrating nearly four decades as pioneers of inspirational reggae music, THIRD WORLD is set to perform their legendary hits and showcase their new studio album, “Patriots,” which features collaborations with Junior Reid, Capleton, Tarrus Riley, and Stephen & Damian Marley. THIRD WORLD was formed in 1973 and has since released a total of 23 albums as well as solo projects from lead singer Bunny Rugs and famed guitarist Stephen Cat Coore. They have received numerous awards, including a New York City Ambassador Award in November 2009 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the 1986 "United Nations Peace Medal," 1992 and 1996 Jamaica Music Industry Awards for Best Show Band. The band’s hit singles also include "Dancing on the Floor," "Try Jah Love" (written by Stevie Wonder), "Sense of Purpose," "Forbidden Love," "Reggae Ambassador," "Committed," and "Reggae Party." The group has worked and collaborated with top acts such as the Jackson Five, Bob Marley and The Wailers, and Stevie Wonder.
Sharing the bill are the official “Bad Boys of Reggae” – INNER CIRCLE. Born in Jamaica, based in Miami, and adored around the globe, this Grammy Award-winning quintet is responsible for some of the most recognizable reggae grooves today. As one of the world’s most respected reggae bands, INNER CIRCLE has a long string of successes stretching back to the mid-70s as well as recent jams from their latest record “State Of Da World.” The group’s brand of pop-oriented reggae beats and high-energy live performances will make for a special evening celebrating the sweet sounds of Jamaica.
Adrienne Arsht Center presents
REGGAE JAM – THIRD WORLD & INNER CIRCLE
It’s going to be 96 degrees on the stage!
Hosted by Lance-O of Kulcha Shok Muzik
Opening Act: Reggae Wave featuring Jahfe, Mixed Culture, The Resolvers, Spred The Dub, Stampede, Roots Shakedown, 4th Dimension & Skafyah
Celebrating nearly four decades as pioneers of inspirational reggae music, Third World makes their Arsht Center debut performing their legendary hits including “96 Degrees in the Shade,” “Now That We’ve Found Love,” and “Cool Meditation.” Showcasing their astounding 23rd studio album, “Patriots,” which features collaborations with Junior Reid, Capleton, Tarrus Riley, and Stephen & Damian Marley, Third World is hotter than ever.
Sharing the bill are the official Bad Boys of Reggae – Inner Circle. Born in Jamaica, based in Miami, and adored around the globe, this Grammy Award-winning quintet is responsible for some of the most recognizable reggae grooves today. From “Bad Boys” to “Sweat (A La La La La Long),” Inner Circle are leaders of reggae music, and now bring their explosive live stage performance the Arsht Center for this special evening celebrating the sweet sounds of Jamaica.
February 24, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132
Tickets: $25 - $40
The $40 VIP Ticket includes a post-show meet and greet with Third World and Inner Circle, plus a limited edition signed copy of the “Reggae Wave” compilation.
Visit www.arshtcenter.org for up-to-date information for details and schedules.
Prices, artists, dates, times, and program are subject to change without notice.
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from local, state and national foundations, as well as private contributions to the Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation through corporate and individual giving, Visionary Society membership and the Encore Circle major gifts programs.
About the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Made possible by Miami-Dade County’s largest ever public/private-sector partnership, the Center is home to the Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet and New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy. In addition, numerous South Florida arts organizations perform in its theaters regularly. Since opening in 2006, the Center has emerged as a leader in offering and presenting innovative programming that mirrors South Florida’s diversity, as a catalyst for development in Miami, and as a host of impactful community outreach and education programs.
Designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the venue is comprised of the 2,400-seat Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the 2,200-seat John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, the black box Carnival Studio Theater, a restored Carnival Tower, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Studio, the Peacock Foundation, Inc. Education Center and the outdoor Parker and Vann Thomson Plaza for the Arts. The Carnival Tower, an architectural icon and one of Miami’s oldest Art Deco buildings, houses the street-level BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Lounge. Events impresario and restaurateur Barton G. Weiss brought his signature style to the Center in 2009 with PRELUDE BY BARTON G, a full-service upscale restaurant.
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