New York, New York (October 22, 2018). On Tuesday October 30th, one of the most dynamic reggae bands, Third World, is set to perform at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre for the Rockhouse Foundation in New York City. Tickets are $50 each with all proceeds benefiting the Rockhouse Foundation’s efforts to support education in Jamaica. The unique and intimate performance kicks off at 11pm at 425 Lafayette Street.
The Rockhouse Foundation was established by the owners of the Rockhouse Hotel in 2003 to transform the places where Jamaica’s children learn and support the great people who teach them. It is a New York State-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that its contributions to education are meaningful and long-lasting, through ongoing facilities maintenance and program support. Over its 15-year history, the Foundation and Hotel have expended over US $4 million renovating, expanding and modernizing five early childhood and primary schools, as well as the Negril Community Library.
With their extensive music career and notable philanthropic efforts over the years, Third World is delighted to be a part of this charitable event.
Currently promoting their recently released single “Loving You Is Easy“, off their upcoming album to be released in 2019. Produced by Grammy award winning artist Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, “Loving You Is Easy”continues to garner a lot of radio play and recognition for their continuous creative ability over a four decade music career. On October 30, 2018 Third World will perform this single for the first time in New York, guaranteed to be a memorable performance for all!
ABOUT THIRD WORD
The ‘Reggae Ambassadors’, Third World is one of the longest lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion”.
With 10 Grammy nominations and catalogue of charted hits spanning four decades, Third World accolades include, the 1986 United Nations Peace Medal, 1992 and 1996 Jamaica Music Industry Awards for Best Show Band, New York City Ambassador Award in November 2009 at Brooklyn Academy of Music (“BAM”), 2011 Excellence in Music at the Atlanta Caribbean Festival, numerous awards and accolades from Martin’s International Reggae and World Music Awards, in 2012 the group was awarded the Ambassador at Caribbean American Heritage Awards in Washington DC, “The Art of Reggae Music” award for 40 years of quality music and dedication at the 2013 staging of Jamaica Jazz and Blues in Montego Bay, the Keys to the Cities of Atlanta and Key West, National Black Arts Award of Merit 2013 and more.