Formed in the early '70s, Third World got its start in the Kingston, Jamaica, music scene, founded by former Inner Circle members Michael "Ibo" Cooper and Steven "Cat" Coore. The band quickly made a name for itself opening for Bob Marley & the Wailers in 1974 and releasing popular covers of the Abyssinians' "Satta Massagana" and the O'Jays' "Now That We Found Love" in the late '70s. In 1981, Third World performed Bob Marley's "Master Blaster (Jammin')" with Stevie Wonder at a tribute to Marley, and Wonder wrote and produced two tracks for their 1982 album You've Got the Power.
Over their career, Third World has released 21 studio albums, establishing themselves as one of the longest-lived reggae roots groups of all time. With their fusion of roots, reggae, soul, R&B, funk and other styles, the group is popular internationally and completed a world tour celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2013. Their latest album, Under the Magic Sun, was released in 2014.
Yogoman Burning Band (Opening Act)
Yogoman Burning Band has won the heart of the northwest by taking awards for Best Band by Cascadia Weekly for two years, and Best Booty Shakin' Music from What's Up Music Magazine for six years. Yogoman showcases vocals and horns over a prominent drum and bass foundation, building on inspiration from Jamaican, New Orleans brass, hip-hop, soul, punk, hardcore and early R&B music.