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Stamford, Ct. USA – The Roger Steffens' Archive /International Reggae Museum “Kickstarter Project” was launched on ” Kickstarter.com” today, January 22, 2013 for acquisition of The Roger Steffens’ Reggae Archive, the largest single collection of Reggae artifacts in the world and the establishment of the International Reggae Museum in Jamaica.

carlos(MIAMI, January 24, 2013) — World renowned Latin music artist Carlos Oliva and his band Los Sobrinos del Juez (The Judge’s Nephews) are guaranteed to tempt your feet to groove to their bilingual beat when they make their appearance at Tropical Park on Friday, February 8, as part of thefree Noches Tropicales concert series presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and sponsored by Target.  The concert starts at 8:00 p.m. and offers a casual, family-style atmosphere with open field seating. Admission and parking are free for this event.

Born in Sancti-Spiritus, Cuba, vocalist and percussionist Carlos Oliva arrived in Miami in 1961, where he formed his nine-member band Los Sobrinos del Juez, (The Judge’s Nephews), specializing in a new, inter-cultural sound. This fusion of Cuban music, salsa, afro beats, samba, jazz and rock became known as “The Miami Sound.”

Daniel Bernard Roumain(MIAMI, January 17, 2013) – Acclaimed Haitian-American classical violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) teams up with members of the Detroit-based Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, the only all Black and Latino orchestra, and The Harlem Chamber Players, for Filter, an explosive evening of music. Known for fusing classical music with a myriad of sound scapes, DBR has carried a reputation for himself as a passionately innovative composer, performer, violinist, and band leader. Together, this group of musicians will play a mixture of classical works and urban contemporary music, a concert for people of all ages, backgrounds and musical tastes! Tickets are $30-$10. A select number of $5 Cultureshockmiami.com tickets are available for ages 13-22. Buy tickets online at www.smdcac.org or call the Box Office at 786-573-5300. Culture Shock tickets are available at www.cultureshockmiami.com. The Center is located at 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay. FREE Parking is available. 

Reggae World Unity Festival scheduled for Sunday, January 20, 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at Grand Central Park in Downtown Miami 

MIAMI, FL (December 31, 2012) – Get ready to be swept away by the sounds and food of the Caribbean. Downtown Miami’s aroma will be filled with a sweet cool breeze from the West Indies of Caribbean Delicacies and Reggae Music. The Reggae World Unity Festival offers up a jam-packed cavalcade of stars, a day of peace, love & unity and good old sound system vibes of when dance was nice on January 20th 2013 at Grand Central Park in Miami, Florida from 2pm – 11pm.

The festival will feature music headliners, Beenie Man, Kymani Marley, Baby Cham, Half Pint, Mr. Vegas, Lady Saw, Elephant Man, Christopher Martin, Honorebel, Tifa as well as some of reggae music’s most promising up-and- coming talent. This Festival will feature a full day of family-oriented activities, great reggae music, authentic Jamaican cuisine, cultural arts & craft and info about Jamaican history and the progress of the music.

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