Published on July 14th, 2017 | by Ocean Mist0
Third World w/ Toussaint & The Naya Rockers – Fri, July 14th @ 9pm
Celebrating 43 years, ‘Reggae Ambassadors’, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived Reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion”.
With 10 Grammy nominations and catalogue of charted smash hits (including “Now That We Found Love”, ”96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love” ) spanning over four decades, sold-out tours, a vibrant and loyal fan base and inspirational messages, one may wonder, “Where did it all begin? What gives Third World the staying power so rare in the music industry?” Third World is more than just one of the top Reggae bands of all time, it is an institution that stands for producing and performing music that, while holding firm to the cultural and ancestral roots of its members, still pushes forward the cutting edge of music worldwide. It is an institution whose themes are positive, progressive and internationally relevant.
Third World has performed to thousands of music fans on 6 of the 7 continents: TW toured & recorded with late great Bob Marley, including opening for Marley’s first world tour in 1978, TW recorded and toured with master blaster Stevie Wonder, who produced 2 of their albums in the 80’s released with CBS, they toured America with legendary guitarist Santana, opened for the Jackson 5’s first concert in Jamaica, shared stages throughout the world with the Bono of U2, Sting, The Police, Whitney Houston, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Jimmy Buffet, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony and more.
We invite you to be entertained by the Reggae Ambassadors, THIRD WORLD!
Speaking truths you’ve always known, that live in your bones, Toussaint Liberator’s music pushes your soul towards conscious action from every direction. Building from an established musical career both solo and as the lead vocalist of Soulive, Toussaint has firmly planted himself in the soil of Boston, MA as a staple of the city’s music scene. He is the true embodiment of the lyrics he sings – a piercing voice in this time of pompous fantasy and materialistic buffoonery. Toussaint is a force within the worlds of art and activism, embodying these two elements as essential partners in effecting change in the world.
Toussaint’s music is at the intersection of American soul, reggae and gospel. He does other things, I mean his expression covers the gamut. He can rap, he can sing, he can chant, he can do the spoken word, and he can beat the hell out of a drum! But what he does well is he touches people with his passion. He attacks each song as if it his last and the people feel that every time. With the patient development of the relationship with the Naya Rockers band, Toussaint has began to hone in on some key building blocks for his live sound. Relying heavily on Studio One dubplates and old school American soul for mashup cover tunes, improvisation is always central in a Toussaint Liberator concert experience. This combination, Toussaint Liberator and the Naya Rockers is a seasoned, well-oiled machine that can crank through three hours of original material or play a night full of covers from an ever expanding