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Planting Drums, Former Third World Percussionist Finds Joy In Teaching

It's hard for Willie Stewart to keep still. Not while he's talking about his greatest thrill.

So he twists and turns in his seat at a café near his home here, gesticulating arms and wide, gap-toothed smile driving home not just the point, but the passion embedded deeply in it.

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WCN Transmedia Group Music News: Introducing "Master Drummer willie Stewart"

WCN Transmedia Group is so excited about this Living Legend, Willie Stewart is bridging the gap, opening up mindsets and he transforms culture through music and the historical rhythms. As more and more school systems are budget cutting it is incumbant to those of us in position to open the doors to our Centers our Churches and Buildings to this Man of the People. Corporate Trainer and Stress Reliever this multi talented musician, has opened for Bob Marley with Third World where he traveled the world. Few on the planet has his wisdom and keen insight to connecting Transmedia Story Telling. His web properties and use of YouTube and the net has set him and generations of children's access to the richness of Africa rhythms.

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Miami Heralds - Black History Month: Giving voice to past

For many Broward County residents, learning about, and preserving, black history is more than just a past-time. It’s a passion. Here’s a look at a few people who have contributed personally and professionally, through academics, the arts and their own storytelling, to keep memories and experiences alive.

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Caribbean Today - Caribbean musician leads 'Rhythms of Africa' to Florida

A Caribbean entertainer will lead a new program designed to acquaint Broward County children with world music, while enhancing their cognitive and creative possibilities.
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South Florida Caribbean News - Jamaican drummer receives grant to develop music programme in Miami

MIAMI - Noted Jamaican drummer and percussionist, William "Willie" Stewart is the recipient of a US$25,000 grant from the prestigious John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, Florida.

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Jamaicans.com - Interview with Willie Stewart, formerly of Third World

This week we interview Willie Stewart, formerly of Third World. After playing successfully with Third World, Stewart's desire to work with children and give back to the community, coupled with his expertise in
the world of percussion instruments stirred a desire in his head and heart to help heal the world with music. Here is our conversation with Willie Stewart.
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Knight Foundation Awards Infuse South Florida Arts Scene with $3.8 Million as published by KnightArts.org

Miami-Dade Schools to Offer Cultural Field Trip in Every Grade; Unique Miami Stories Will Be Told in Film; Haitian Art Traditions Promoted Through Local Training Program. Please read the entire article here.


World Renowned Percussionist offers "Solutions in Music" as published by KaribbeanExpressions.com

He spent more than two decades as musical director/percussionist for the world renowned, Grammy nominated Third World band. His illustrious career with Third World, Inner Circle, Byron Lee & the Dragonaires has awarded him the opportunity to tour the globe. This musical giant has shared the stage with Bob Marley, U2, Eddie Grant, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana and Michael Jackson. He has performed for billions both on stage and on screen. Now the multi-talented William Stewart is on a mission to use his music as a tool of transformation for those most vulnerable. Read the entire article here.


Afrostyle Magazine - Keeping the Arts Alive

I remember as a little girl singing along to the Jamaican band Third World's hit songs- especially the single "Forbidden Love". It's on my list of favorite songs of all time. So when I was given the opportunity to interview one of the members William Stewart- the drummer in the group, I jumped at the...Read the Entire Article.


DrummersZone.com - Ex-Third World Drummer Gets $25,000 Grant

Noted drummer, percussionist, songwriter music instructor, facilitator and prolific musician/director Willie Stewart is the recipient of a $25,000 USD grant from the prestigious John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, Florida. Read the entire article.


Jamaica Information Service - Jamaican Drummer Receives Grant to Develop Music Programme in Miami

Noted Jamaican drummer and percussionist, William "Willie" Stewart is the recipient of a US$25,000 grant from the prestigious John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, Florida. Read the entire article.


Knight Foundation Awards Infuse South Florida Arts Scene with $3.8 million

MIAMI (Nov. 29, 2010) Embodying South Florida's creative spirit, 27 ideas received $3.8 million today as part of the 2010 Knight Arts Challenge Miami, a community-wide contest to bring South Florida together through the arts...click here to read more.


KnightArts.org Recognizes Willie Stewart for the Rhythm of Africa Music Program

About the project: To celebrate African rhythms and history, musician William Stewart will offer percussion classes for children and produce community performances. Click here to read more.

 


Pembroke Pines man's program wins a Knight Arts Challenge grant

A music show that started out as an after-school Miramar program is now a winner of a Knight Arts Challenge grant. Click here to read more.

 


De Riddim Box's article about Willie Stewart and the Knight Arts Grant

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Jamaican drummer receives music programme grant

MIAMI (JIS) — Noted Jamaican percussionist, William 'Willie' Stewart is the recipient of a US$25,000 grant from the prestigious John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, Florida.

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Air Jamaica Sky Writings

Now more than ever, Jamaican musicians are giving back and making a difference in the lives of those in need. Read the article here.

 


Jamaica.com Biography on Willie Stewart—A Past Member of the Legendary 'Third World' Band....The Man, His Passion, and His 'Solutions In Music.'

Willie Stewart-a member of the unforgettable and amazing Third World Band. He was also one of the creators and origina band member of the impressive Inner Circle band. Willie was the prolific drummer for Third World for twenty one (21) years. Come and read along as he shares the personal details of how his passion for the drums/music began (PartI), his Journey with Third World (Part II), his life beyond Third World (Part III) and how he created 'Solutions in Music' (Part IV). Come and meet one of the pioneers of reggae music---Willie Stewart!! Read the article here.

 


Jamaican Reggae Legend Willie Stewart Jams With Students At Broward Center

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, designated as the county's first international cultural embassy by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, has given students a passport to other cultures through its interactive "Arts Inspires..." annual workshop, which has featured artists such as Romero Britto and Pablo Cano. Read the entire article.


Rhythms of Africa - Music Around the World with Legendary Drummer Willie Stewart

MIRAMAR - Hundreds of people packed the Miramar Cultural Center recently for Rhythms of Africa, Music Around the World, with Willie Stewart, formerly of the legendary Jamaican reggae band Third World, and a group of 60 children from Miramar Early Childhood program, Aspira, and Little Kids of Miramar. Read the entire article.


Jamaican Drummer takes the art of drumming and Jamaican music history into Florida schools

FT. LAUDERDALE - Jamaican drummer, William 'Willie' Stewart has now taken his distinct style of drumming into schools in South Florida.. Read the entire article.


Arts Inspire Event

Jamaican drummer, William "Willie" Stewart has now taken his distinct style of drumming into the schools of South Florida. "Arts Inspire" are workshops that introduce South Florida's multi-cultural community and features well-known performing artists. Read more and view the video.

ABC WPLG News Clip - Arts Inspire

Willie Stewart, former member of reggae sensation Third world, conducted an interactive workship with students from Winston Park Elementary and Parkway Middle School Monday.

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The Big Beat - A Five-Star Drum Shops Events

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Broadway-World.com - Rhythms of Africa Music Around The World

Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark's celebration of black history Month climaxes on Saturday, February 27, with a free performance of "Rhythms of Africa, Music Around the World" by Willie Stewart, of the internationally acclaimed band Third World. Click here to read the entire article.

Broward Herald

Willie Stewart, formerly a member of the reggae group Third World, hosts a workshop on drumming as a stress reliever Sunday afternoon at the South Regional Library in Pembroke Pines. Right, the stress melts away as Glenn Cunningham of Pembroke Pines picks up the beat during the workshop. Click here to read the entire article.

Broward Palm-Beach New Times

"I was just called to do other things," Stewart says during a recent interview. "I wanted to work with children, and I knew I wouldn't be able to achieve that the way I wanted to if I continued on in the bandm so I left. I knew people would be upset initially -- we were like a family, but after 23 years, I had to move on. It was just that simple." Read the entire interview.


Caribbean-Today - News Online

Jamaican drummer, William 'Willie' Stewart has now taken his distinct style of drumming into schools in South Florida. Click here to read the entire article.


Caribbean-Today - News Online

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, designated as the county's first international cultural embassy by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, has given students a passport to other cultures through its interactive "Arts Inspires..." annual workshop, which has featured artists such as Romero Britto and Pablo Cano. Click here to read the entire article.


Caribbean-Today

William "Willie" Stewart, of Third World fame, has taken his distinct style of drumming into South Florida's schools, sharing his knowledge and experience with the students and motivating, uplifting and empowering them. View the entire article.


Jamaicas.com - Arts-Inspire

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, designated as the county's first international cultural embassy by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, has given students a passport to other cultures through its interactive "Arts Inspires..." annual workshop, which has featured artists such as Romero Britto and Pablo Cano. Click here to read the article.


Miami-Herald - Neighbors

Dozens of Miramar children will get the chance to be a part of a musical presentation called Rhymthms of Africa, Music Around the World, coming to the Miramar Cultural Center/ArtsPark on Saturday. Click here to read the article.


Caribbean-Today

Miramar celebrates with music, art. Musician Willie Stewart, best known for his role as drummer for the Jamaican band Third World, will give a free performance of "Rhythms of Africa, Music Around the World" in South Florida to mark Black History Month (BHM). View the article here.


National Weekly

Willie Stewart and his band present the "Rhythms of Africa" at the 2008 Season of Excellence, celebrating cultural diversity in the arts, music and fashion at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center on Sistrunk Blvd in Fort Lauderdale. View the clip here.


Knight Arts Challenge - Congratulations to the Finalists of the 2010 Knight Arts Challege

Through the arts, we strive to bring our diverse community together and help transform South Florida. To accelerate this transformation, Knight Foundation has committed $20 million over five years through the Knight Arts Challenge. Winners of the community-wide content for the best ideas for the arts in South Florida will be announced later this year. Read the entire article here.

 


South Florida Extra

Many people know Willie Stewart as the dynamic drummer from the highly popular international band, Third World. That period is essentially behind him as he seeks to use his talents for the betterment of society - espeically with disadvantaged and incarcerated youths. Read the article here.

 


Sun Sentinel

Willie Stewart, former drummer for the popular reggae band Third World, instructs Isaiah Pierre, 8, and other students in Miramar's Early Childhood Program on African, Brazilian, Cuban and Jamaican drumming. The drumming workshop culminates with the Rhythms of African, Music Around the World concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Miramar Cultural Center, where the students will perform with local musicians. Vouchers for the free concert are available at the Miramar Cultural Center box office or at MiramarCulturalCenter.org. Read the clip here.

 


Sun Sentinel

Jonathon Echols Cunningham, a seventh-grader at Parkway Middle School in Fort Lauderdale, drums with classmates on Monday while participating in a workshop with Willie Stewart, former member of reggae band Third World, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Parkway Middle and Winston Park Elementary students played a variety of percussion instruments and learned about the African influence on Jamaica's people, music and culture. Read the clip.

 


Sun Sentinel

A Broward County cultural grant will allow 60 Miramar Children to learn to play percussion instruments and perform in public. Read the clipping here.

 


Sun Sentinel

After months of practicing children from Mirmar's after-school program displayed their musical skills with the Rhythms of Africa show at the Miramar Cultural Center. Read the full article.


Sun Sentinel

Willie Stewart of Pembroke Pines offers a lesson in Caribbean rhythms. Read the newspaper clipping here.


Sun Sentinel

In an alley warehouse in northeast Fort Lauderdale, Willie Stewart is trying to teach six teenagers rhythm on conga drums. Read the newspaper clipping here.


The Herald - Broward Plus

Willie Stewart's Ambition? Using music to change the lives of children and luckily for us, he is doing just that all over Broward county. Read the newspaper clipping here.


Miami Herald - Neighbors

Seminar points out the power of music. Read the newspaper clipping here.


WLRN Magazine

Drumer Willie Stewart well knows the power of music. As the former director and percussionist with Grammy nomated third World Band, he has entertained people throughout the world. Read the magazine page here.

 


Willie Stewart receives a Knight Foundation Grant for his multi-faceted workshop and live performance

BROWARD COUNTY - A new music program will acquaint Broward children with world music while enhancing their cognitive and creative possibilities, thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Rhythms of Africa, Music Around the World is a multi-dimensional workshop and live performance for teenagers with no...

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WLRN Magazine Program Description

Drumer Willie Stewart well knows the power of music. As the former director and percussionist with Grammy nomated third World Band, he has entertained people throughout the world. Read the online program description here.

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