Rootz Extravaganza: “Evening With the Family of Heroes”

Yejide and  Aziza.
By I. Jabulani Tafari

The “Evening with the Family of Heroes” started formally and fittingly with a youthful recitation of the African Pledge by 10 year old Yejide and her 8 year old sister Aziza. The two sisters, representing the Holistic Arts Center in Fort Lauderdale, also sang the Black National Anthem to enthusiastic applause.

Tashiba Dixon

First class cultural entertainment was provided during the night, first by vocalist Tashiba Dixon (daughter of Studio One veteran musician Pablove Black) who sang a beautiful original composition while playing an acoustic guitar, accompanied by a bongo drummer and with her sister Dassita singing harmony vocals.

Sankofa’s Child

Acclaimed Spoken Word poet, Sankofa’s Child, was another crowd favorite, as she delivered a number of dramatic and emotionally stimulating poems.

Everton Blender
 A surprise guest appearance and an a-cappella medley of songs was also turned in by Roots vocalist Everton Blender, who was in the audience with his family.


The night’s headline performer was the versatile veteran soloist, Ambelique, who also thrilled the appreciative audience with his vocal prowess. Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

(L. to R) I. Jabulani Tafari, Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson, Dr. Julius Garvey, Priest Douggie Smith

Evening With the Family of Heroes



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