Diversity of Music Belies the Unifying Message of the Budweiser One Love Nutrifest
Budweiser One Love Nutrifest features World Beat music with a uniquely multicultural appeal Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Grand Central Park in Downtown Miami
MIAMI, FL (January 2012) – A cornucopia of music will provide a feast of multicultural delights as world beat music takes center stage at the Budweiser One Love Nutrifest on Saturday February 18, 2012 in Miami. A melodic smorgasbord featuring a musical genre for every taste – including reggae, Latin American, Caribbean, rock ‘n roll, and more – will highlight this year’s concert.
Hitting the stage are a unique group of artists whose musical brilliance is eclipsed only by its message of love and hope.
“I carefully selected this lineup because every artist has devoted their life to spreading a message that is consistent with our purpose,” said ROCKAZ MVMT president and CEO Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks. “We are all striving to change the world for the better by empowering people to make a positive difference through the universal language of music.”
Midnite, the legendary St. Croix roots reggae group since tells us to “keep good relations” with one another, despite the corporate greed and political discord around the globe.
Cultura Profetica, is a Puerto Rican reggae band with lyrics that center mostly on socio-political and ecological issues.
Easy Star All-Stars’, by now we should all know: Dub Side of the Moon, their acclaimed refashioning of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is eight years old, plus Radiodread, a tribute to Radiohead’s Ok Computer, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band–no surprise who that’s a tribute to-aren’t much younger. They have defined themselves as one of the most powerful Reggae production conglomerates outside of Jamaica.
Gondwana, from Chile, has been spreading the word of Jah Love, standing tall and strong in a peace-loving position of musical and lyrical creation.
Jahfe is here to let the world know that contrary to popular beliefs Jah is real and His word shall come to pass. Representing the power of the youth and the wisdom of roots culture, the music of Jahfe not only reflects the city’s diverse music scene but also the true ability of conscious music to connect to people of all backgrounds.
Jean P Jam is a special blend of world beat music they call Deep Roots. Deeply rooted rhythms with globally encompassing lyrics to share, inspire, and expand what we know as world music.
“Our ultimate goal is to uplift the spirit and inspire people of every ilk to give of themselves to help make the world a better place in which to live,” said D’Niscio Brooks. “We’re accomplishing this task 100% eco friendly by spreading art, culture and music while raising money to end poverty, feed the hungry and shelter the homeless.”
This year’s concert will include a food drive benefiting Curley’s House (www.curleyshouseinc.com) an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-to-moderate income individuals, families, the elderly, youth-at-risk, the abused, and HIV/AIDS infected individuals by providing the nutrition they need. Guests will be asked to contribute two or more cans of food as part of the cost of admission.
“Given the philanthropic nature of this event, we’re inviting all civic minded companies to join us as sponsors,” D’Niscio Brooks said. “It’s a great way to get your name in front of thousands of people while ensuring that hundreds of thousands of dollars are donated to a very worthy cause.”
On event day we will orchestrate an “island festival” of tents that will feature new products, special drinks, foods, art, and more. In addition we will have a non-profit village with a host of foundations offering information, art & crafts village, food vending village, green partners explaining the benefits of going green, workshops, bounce houses for children, bike valet, YOGA in the park, eco village, compost village, farmers market, VIP lounge, Recycling bins will be placed throughout the venue along with signage alerting attendees to the importance of recycling.
The Budwesier One Love Nutrifest is scheduled for Saturday February 18, 2012 at Grand Central Park 721 NW 1st Ave in Downtown Miami.