Reggae Ambassador, Willie Stewart teaches families drumming to the Rhythm of the beat

MIAMI GARDENS – Reggae Ambassador, Willie Stewart, whose musical odyssey includes 23 years as percussionist with the internationally renowned band “Third World”, partnered with Concerned Women of Africa on May 21, 2011 in Miami Gardens, to share a musical journey that describes the movement of ancient rhythms from across cultures.

The event was free to attendees and focused on uplifting, engaging and inspiring youngsters and families to share their talents with the world through the positivity of music.

This community workshop is just one demonstration of Willie’s ‘Solutions in Music’ that directly impacts children as he gives back to the community.

Another of his solutions is the annual production of Rhythms of Africa, happening October 15, 2011. The event will feature 60 at-risk youngsters from the Eagle Charter Academy/Smart School of Lauderdale Lakes and the L.A. Lee YMCA Family Center, all musical novices, who will display their skills acquired through Willie’s rigorous instruction. They will be joined by a dozen professional musicians in what is expected to be two unforgettable performances at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale.

“Rhythms of Africa” is a musical journey, one that describes the movement of ancient rhythms sprung from the souls of vibrant cultures and carried by hand and heart from Africa to the Caribbean, South America and the New World.

When he continues his musical journey next October, Stewart says that he feels blessed with the ability to communicate and share his drumming experience, especially with the youth, those interested in developing leadership qualities, self empowerment and confidence, and a positive lifestyle, he commented.

Stewart expresses contentment and a deep sense of spirit as he satisfies his passion of teaching, service to the community and his talent to communicate through music – drumming.

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