Inner Circle and Third World Headline Reggae Jam

Saturday, December 31, 2011

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, 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.

About Third World:

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.

About Inner Circle:
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.

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