Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival’s headliner, Tarrus Riley, will pay a visit to his Alma mater, Miramar High School, on Thursday, November 8 to speak to a group of about 100 students enrolled in the school’s Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders group.

Riley is one of the leading voices in contemporary reggae and has traveled the world performing his biggest hits, but remains committed to staying connected to his community. While at the high school, he’ll share his story about his early beginnings as a student with a passion for music and the forethought and vision to pursue his dreams. Students will also have the opportunity to ask him questions and take photos with the international star. The Miramar community has a strong Caribbean population, and both the students and the community will cherish this special visit. City of Miramar’s Mayor Wayne Messam will also be present during the visit.

Born in the Bronx, NY and raised in Jamaica, Riley’s father, famous reggae star Jimmy Riley, moved the family to South Florida in the early ‘80’s. Tarrus Riley would eventually graduate from Miramar High School in 1998.

Riley is among a lineup of international artists that will perform on the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival concert stage. In addition to Riley, the line up includes Morgan Heritage, King Yellowman & The Saggitarious Band, Ken Boothe, Leon Coldero & Code 868, and Code Red Band. The Festival is Sunday, November 12 at Markham Park. The festival, presented in association with Publix, also includes food from dozens of vendors, the Party Pavillion, Kids Zone, Western Union Cultural Stage, and cooking demonstrations and chef’s competitions in the Publix Cook-off Pavilion.

source: Urban RelationsPR

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