Rhythms of Africa Comes to the Miramar Cultural Center

The power of percussion! African/Caribbean rhythms of Reggae, Blues, Soca, Samba, Ska, Dance Hall, Calypso, Latin, NOLA jazz, Funk, Pop, Afro-Beats & more in an array of sight & sounds that have astonished & delighted audiences as diverse as the earth itself. 

With a hat-tip to the iconic international Third World Band, Willie Stewart leads Everglades High School students & 20 other professional international artists & dancers in an epic, pulsating performance to bring you out of your seat up on your feet!

Stewart is a Jamaican-born musician, educator, and cultural ambassador. Rhythms of Africa is a non-profit organization that promotes cultural awareness and education through the arts, specifically the music, dance, and folklore of Africa and the African diaspora.

Stewart is known for his expertise in African and Caribbean percussion and has performed with a number of well-known musicians and groups, including Bob Marley and the Wailers, Third World, and Ziggy Marley. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the arts and culture of South Florida, receiving numerous awards and honors, including a proclamation from the City of Miramar for his work with Rhythms of Africa.

In addition to his work with Rhythms of Africa, Stewart is also an adjunct professor of music at Broward College and has conducted workshops and masterclasses on percussion and world music at universities and cultural institutions around the world.

The event will feature a special guest appearance from international recording artist, Julian Marley. Julian, who is the son of legendary Bob Marley, grew up surrounded by music and was exposed to a variety of genres, including reggae, ska, and rock. He began playing music at a young age and learned to play several instruments, including the guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard.

Marley began his music career in the late 1980s, performing with his siblings in the Melody Makers, a reggae band formed by his father. In 1996, he released his debut album, “Lion in the Morning,” which featured a mix of roots reggae and dancehall influences.