Jack Radics Joins T.I., Carlos Santana, John Legend and Others For Harry Belafonte’s “Many Rivers To Cross” Festival

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Published on September 06, 2016 with 1 Comment

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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte PHOTO:  sankofa.org

 

Recently Sankofa.org, the social justice organization founded by the legendary Caribbean actor, entertainer and humanitarian Harry Belafonte, announced the launch of “Many Rivers To Cross” – the largest Music and Arts Festival dedicated to racial and social justice taking place October 1-2. Platinum selling Jamaican recording artist Jack Radics has been added to the stellar lineup of performers.

The festival will be held in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia, and will promote advocacy and awareness of social justice issues.

Radics will join fellow musicians Carlos Santana, John Legend and Common along with actors Jamie Foxx, Jesse Williams, Danny Glover and Chris Rock for the eagerly anticipated event.

Others slated to appear include T.I., Dave Matthews, Mackelmore, Public Enemy, Esperanza Spalding, Goapele, Dr Cornel West and Jussie Smollett of Fox TV’s Empire, with more artists scheduled to be confirmed at a later date.

In addition to high-profile performances, “Many Rivers To Cross” will also include a “Social Justice Village” where activists, thought-leaders, and Sankofa.org’s organizational partners will share information, exchange ideas, and activate calls-to-action to mobilize attendees around society’s most urgent human rights issues.

Jack Radics

Jack Radics

 

Radics is currently in Atlanta completing work on his latest album, due for release later this year.

According to Radics, he was eager to lend his name and support to the event out of his admiration for Mr. Belafonte and his own commitment to social justice.

“Mr. Belafonte is a legend and a pioneer in the movement advocating human rights in the United States and throughout the world,” says Radics.

“The work he has done and the awareness he has raised through his organization, Sankofa- including their leading role in the “We Are The World” project- is an example to artists everywhere. As one who always attempts to use my art to appreciate life and celebrate the super consciousness that all human beings have in common, I am honored and humbled to be invited to participate in this landmark event.”

Radics has been a major force in the worlds of pop, soul and reggae music for over a quarter of a century. He has sold over three million records worldwide and is in the Guinness book of World records for recording the fastest selling reggae remake ever of a popular song- Twist and Shout– on which he collaborated with fellow Jamaican artists Chaka Demus and Pliers, in 1993.

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