In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, Third World Band, one of the world’s longest-running reggae bands, will bring over three decades of their trademark “cutting-edge, positive, progressive, and internationally relevant” music to the Rialto stage. Formed in 1973, the group has released 23 albums, amassing 10 GRAMMY nominations and being awarded the 1986 United Nations Peace Medal. Throughout their storied career, they have collaborated with acts ranging from the Jackson 5 to Bob Marley and The Wailers to Stevie Wonder.
Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time, it is an institution. An institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of it’s members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. It is an institution whose themes are positive, progressive and internationally relevant. Formed in 1973, Third World is committed to the excellence of reggae music by combining Jamaican Reggae and Folk music with all strains of African Rhythms, American Pop, Rhythm & Blues, Rap and Classical music. After over three decades, Third World is one of the longest running and most diverse bands Jamaica has ever produced.
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012 – 8:00pm
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts – 80 Forsyth Street, NW – Atlanta, GA
Tickets: $44 / $54 / $72