FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Third World Headlines the Two-Day April Edition of the A Day at the Beach Concert Series
Miami Beach, FL – March 30, 2016 – Community Arts and Culture and Intune Productions present the spring edition of A Day at the Beach concert series, two days of music, art and kid-friendly activities at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, Florida 33141) on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17, 2016. Presale tickets for day one are $20 (http://bit.ly/DATB0416) and $30 the day of the show; doors open at 2 p.m. Day two is free and open to the public, with activities beginning at 12 noon.
The reggae ambassadors Third World headline the first day of music, which will also feature performances by Jo Mersa and Yohan Marley, Big Harvest, Uma Galera, and a special performance by the Miami Latin funk and worldbeat band The Baboons, who are celebrating the release of their new CD titled Spanglish. DJs Gravy and Tom Laroc will be spinning music between sets, and there will be a selection of food, drinks, and goods for sale.
Third World has blazed a trail in reggae music, performing and recording together for more than 40 years. Jo Mersa and Yohan, grandsons of the legendary Bob Marley and eldest sons of Stephen Marley, represent reggae music’s next generation of talent. Big Harvest and Uma Galera play authentic roots rock reggae ripe with soulful guitar riffs and sometimes augmented by horns; they are bi-lingual English and Spanish.
The Baboons create a seamless fusion of all the worldly influences found on the streets of their hometown into a global gumbo with a unique Miami sound. Spanglish is their third full-length album. Laroc is known as a leading East Coast video DJ; Gravy creates unique environments and brings diverse groups of listeners together through his rice and peas collective.
Day two will feature yoga with Afrobeta, one of Miami’s premiere electro-pop bands and a frequent performer at Ultra Music Festival, “Mommy and Me” yoga with Nicola, a performance by the Guitars Over Guns organization’s students and alumni (GOGO), the Gypsy Latin sounds of Tamboka, and the Monkey Village All Stars celebrating their 15th Anniversary and DJ sets by Ephniko in between it all. GOGO volunteers work with at-risk youth at area schools, mentoring them with music.
Monkey Village is a collective of musicians that lived, jammed and performed together, giving rise to several local mainstay groups, including Suenalo. Ephniko also collaborates with several prominent Miami groups and makes music with his own project, the Patacon Conspiracy.
A Day at the Beach Concert Series is underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts, Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs, Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, and the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs.
Additional support comes from Blackwell Rum, Shake 108, Rock the Moon Productions, Dancehall USA, Large Up, Moksha Family Arts Collective, 7th Circuit Productions, and Elation Vodka.
For more information, visit the brand new dabmusicfestival.com website or call 786.218.6854.
ABOUT COMMUNITY ARTS & CULTURE
Incorporated in September 2002, Community Arts and Culture, Inc. (CAC) is a Miami-based non-profit organization that fosters an appreciation and understanding of a vast assortment of arts and cultures by educating individuals of all ages and social backgrounds through workshops, lectures and artistic performances in local communities.
CAC also produces the Afro Roots World Music Festival, one of the longest-running events of its kind, as well as co-produces the Roots in the Schools program, which brings music to Miami-area at-risk children.
For more information, call 786.218.6854 or visit dabmusicfest.com.