Bayside Rocks Music & Arts Festival will feature world beat music with a uniquely multicultural appeal Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. A cornucopia of music will provide a feast of multicultural delights for every taste - including Reggae, Jamaican, Latin American, Kompa, Caribbean, rock ‘n roll, and more - will highlight this year’s concert.
In addition to a special tribute to the life of Honorable Robert Nesta ‘Bob’ Marley and 50 years of Wailers music, this year’s Bayside Rocks will feature world music headliners Bunny Wailer and The Original Wailers Band (Bob Marley's backing band) . Also hitting the stage are a unique group of artists whose musical brilliance is eclipsed only by its message of love and hope.
“I carefully selected this lineup because every artist has devoted his life to spreading a message that is consistent with my purpose,” said ROCKAZ MVMT president and CEO Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks. “We are all striving to change the world for the better by empowering people to make a positive difference through the universal language of music.”
“Our ultimate goal is to uplift the spirit and inspire people of every ilk to give of themselves to help make the world a better place in which to live,” said D’Niscio Brooks. “We’re accomplishing this task by spreading art, culture and music while raising money to end poverty, feed the hungry and shelter the homeless.”
According to artist Warrior King, "As a Rastafarian you just don't sing music, you sing music with a purpose and a mission. To the four corners of the Earth I carry my music, and the message of love, to all people of all races."
Cultura Profetica is a Puerto Rican reggae band with lyrics that center mostly on socio-political and ecological issues. Pato Banton sometimes invites his fans to join him in a prayer circle after the show and is committed to helping people “stay positive and never give in.”
This year’s concert will include a food drive benefiting Curley’s House (curleyshouseinc.com) an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-to-moderate income individuals, families, the elderly, youth-at-risk, the abused, and HIV/AIDS infected individuals by providing the nutrition they need. Guests will be asked to contribute two or more cans of food as part of the cost of admission.
For additional information visit baysiderocksfestival.com. For ticket sales contact call (305) 763-4509 or