(MENAFN - GetNews) ABOUT THIRD WORLD
The ‘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 hits spanning four decades, Third World accolades include, the 1986 United Nations Peace Medal, 1992 and 1996 Jamaica Music Industry Awards for Best Show Band, New York City Ambassador Award in November 2009 at Brooklyn Academy of Music ('BAM), 2011 Excellence in Music at the Atlanta Caribbean Festival, numerous awards and accolades from Martin's International Reggae and World Music Awards, in 2012 the group was awarded the Ambassador at Caribbean American Heritage Awards in Washington DC, 'The Art of Reggae Music award for 40 years of quality music and dedication at the 2013 staging of Jamaica Jazz and Blues in Montego Bay, the Keys to the Cities of Atlanta and Key West, National Black Arts Award of Merit 2013 and more.
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