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Musical Traces American Roots of Jamaican Music; Preview at Broward Center for the Arts, October 25th, 2015

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Rootz of Music Inc., will present American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy, A musical extravaganza that 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.  The show will be staged at the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Led by world class Jamaican guitarist, composer, arranger, music instructor Eugene Grey, the show features singers, dancers and specials guest artists performing the music of the popular artists of each era such as Louis Jordan, Harry Belafonte, Byron Lee and the Dragoneers to name a few. This innovative and entertaining musical presentation will 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. Grey hopes to develop the show for Broadway and the silver screen sometime in the future.

The show will be in a dinner theater setting as patrons enjoy convenient and delicious dining in the Café at the Abdo New River Room starting 90 minutes prior to the performance and during intermission. With quick and easy walk-up service, the Café features sumptuous sandwiches, salads, snacks and desserts for purchase that you can bring to your table. A full cash bar is also available.

Tickets for the American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy are available online at www.browardcenter.org , the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office or by phone at 954-462-0222.  The event is sponsored by SOS Children’s Village Florida and Seacoast Bank along with support from the Broward Center’s Arts Access Program.

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