The 1st Annual Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance will take place February 9-12th, 2012 at The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami, Florida. Over 4 days, on 4 stages, 55 bands will perform reggae, bluegrass, cajun, hiphop, Latin, R&B, zydeco, African, roots rock & more.
Festival highlights include Chaka Khan, Del McCoury, Donna The Buffalo, Arrested Development, Fishbone, Diali Cissokho, BeauSoleil, Locos Por Juana, Toubab Krewe, & Mishka.
The festival is full of happenings & interactive arts experiences – dance workshops, musical instrument workshops & competitions, a kid’s village, craft vendors, gourmet international foods, local microbrews & more. GrassRoots is a family-friendly festival that creates a platform for multicultural community engagement and celebration.
More at virginiakeygrassroots.org
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.