Stewart’s documentary does Belize festival

Stewart’s documentary does Belize festival

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Journey Through Music — Rhythms of Africa, a documentary conceptualised by former Third World drummer Willie Stewart, will be screened at the July 16-21 Belize International Film Festival.

Stewart is executive producer of the film through his Embrace Music Foundation, based in South Florida. Journey Through Music was produced by SteadyImage Digital Media.

It looks at 'at-risk' or disadvantaged teens of Caribbean and Cuban descent, as well as Americans, living in South Florida.

The documentary shows the positive impact music has on youth with societal challenges.

"We produced the documentary because there was a need to engage in the conversation of bringing music and the arts back into the schools globally. There was no message being promoted and we thought the mission and task that Willie had before him was the best story to be told," Adrian Allen, CEO of SteadyImage told the Jamaica Observer.

Journey Through Music — Rhythms of Africa is expected to be officially released by September.

Stewart was a member of the classic Third World lineup (1976-1988) that recorded outstanding songs like Always Around, Now That we Found Love and Reggae Ambassador.

He left the band in 1996.

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