Reggae Sounds of Jah Works to Highlight 10th Annual Tribute to America’s Veterans Concert



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For Immediate Release: Friday, November 9, 2018

Free Concert on Tuesday, November 13, at Silver Spring Civic Building to Honor ‘Buffalo Soldiers’

The reggae sounds of “Jah Works” will highlight the 10th Annual Tribute to America’s Veterans free concert starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, in Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building in Downtown Silver Spring. The concert will be presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., in collaboration with the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs.

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, who is a Vietnam veteran, and retired Major General Arthur Holmes, Jr., a four-decade military veteran, are expected to kick off the event with opening remarks. The theme of this year’s event will be a tribute to “Buffalo Soldiers,” the African-American soldiers who mainly served on the Western frontier following the American Civil War.

The concert, from 6-9 p.m., will be held in Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall of the Civic Building, which is located at 1 Veterans Place in Silver Spring. The Great Hall was re-named to honor the Buffalo Soldiers in February. In 1866, six all-black cavalry and infantry regiments were created after Congress passed the Army Organization Act. Their main tasks were to help control the Native Americans of the Plains, capture cattle rustlers and thieves and protect settlers, stagecoaches, wagon trains and railroad crews along the Western front. The soldiers of the all-black 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments were called “buffalo soldiers” by the Native Americans they encountered.

The featured band of the evening will be Jah Works, which started in Baltimore’s reggae scene in 1993. Performing hundreds of shows worldwide annually, Jah Works forged its sound in clubs, at festivals and near the beaches of Negril. Its sound is planted in the roots of Jamaican music and culture, encompassing rock steady, reggae and elements of dancehall and dub. The band found its identity while listening to the song “Jah Works” by the classic Jamaican vocal group “The Gladiators.” Jah Works began writing its own original reggae music, starting with “Feast or Famine” in 1994. The band has recorded nine albums has sold more than 100,000 copies independently,

For more information on the tribute concert, go to https://www.silverspringtowncenter.com/events or contact Lisa Martin at lisa@silverspringtowncenter.com.

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Media Contact: Lisa Martin 240-595-8818


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