Dec 12 2021
American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy

American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy

Presented by Rootz of Music, Inc. at Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center

Rootz of Music Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization is proud to present its 6th Annual fundraiser musical extravaganza “American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy” at the Miniaci Performing Arts Center in Davie, Florida. The show chronicles the development of popular songs that were the foundation in both Jamaica and the Americas starting from the mid 1940’s to the present time.

Led by world class Jamaican born guitarist, composer, arranger, music instructor Eugene Grey, the show will also feature renowned percussionist Larry McDonald as well as singers Robert Rose, Taurus Alfonso, Marie “Twiggi” Gittens, Shauna “Dazzle” Dixon, Endel I, Lady Tasha, Gershi Greaves,  Hal Anthony, Malachi Smith along with the Radiance Major dancers performing the music of the popular artists of each era such as Louis Jordan, Harry Belafonte, and The Skatalites. Special guest performer will be the Tallawah Mento Band. This innovative and entertaining musical presentation is staged to demonstrate the interconnectivity of American and Jamaican Music and how two separate elements of two genres merged and became what is now known as Reggae and Hip Hop.   There will be a 4th Annual Jamaican Music Excellence Awards presentation to music legend Cecil Mitchell aka Motherless along with Influential radio personalities Bancroft Chin aka Prince Junior, John Hinds, Terry Wilson, Denver Silvera aka Jamusa, Milford Edwards Sr. aka Ras Imel and Sir Walford Sibblies.

Tickets are $45 reserved seating and are available at or by phone at 954-462-0222.  Funding for this program is provided in part by the Board of County Commissioners of Broward County, Florida, as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council as well as by SOS Children’s Villages, Greenspoon Marder Law, WAVS, and Hot 105.

Live streaming Pay Per View of $24.99 at

About Rootz of Music Inc. - Florida-based Rootz of Music, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2011 by musician Eugene Grey and his wife Felicia K. Grey. The organization’s mission is to positively impact the social and academic success of children through music education and cultural enrichment performances and preserve the history of Jamaican music. Since 2013 Rootz of Music has provided weekly music lessons to SOS Children’s Villages Florida, a foster care community and HANDYinc since 2018, an organization that has met the needs of more than 45,000 Broward County children in foster and relative / non-relative care associated with the child dependency system.


Admission Info

Tickets are $45

Livestream is $24.99

Phone: 954-462-0222


Dates & Times

2021/12/12 - 2021/12/12

Location Info

Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center

3100 Ray Ferrero Jr Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314