Miami Reggae Festival…..Feeds The Needy

MIAMI – The people behind ROCKAZ MVMT, a premier event production company with over 15 years successful events to date, understand the importance of using the transformative force of music to stir social conscience, to actualize social change. That is precisely what they aim to accomplish with the launch of a national Feed the Hungry campaign, using free, first-rate concerts to empower each other to help eradicate this food insecurity.

The national initiative kicks off right here in Miami, with the Miami Reggae Festival, Saturday April 30, 2011 – 3 pm at Coconut Grove’s Peacock Park.

“It’s important we started in our own back yard,” said event organizer Alfonso Brooks. “It’s doubly important we not wait for a natural disaster to recognize the growing hunger epidemic, or to seek out ways to help our brothers and sisters.”

The concert, where the only admission is a minimum donation of two non-perishable food items per person, features a lineup as diverse as Miami itself. From Jamaica – Luciano | Puerto Rico – Cultura Profetica, Colombia – Ephniko, Haiti – Jahfe, Canada Bonnie Casey, Miami – Spam All Stars, St. Maarten – Connis, and more. The musicians themselves represent a collective conscious of cultural awareness, of giving back.

“Hunger knows no color, no creed,” Brooks said. “That’s why it was critical for us to ensure we offer a lineup that reflects the Miami landscape.”

And it is just as important for the benefactor of the event to serve a diverse population, ensuring the core message of unity and humanitarianism. Event organizers chose Curley’s House because of its reach. Curley’s House services the needy across Miami-Dade County, regardless or race, creed, color, religion or sexual orientation.

The initiative moves to Buffalo, NY August 20, 2011; New York, NY September 4, 2011; Miami FL, November 19, 2011; New York’s Central Park [Summer 2012].

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