Peace in Da Hood
Miami, Florida, USA
(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The 5TH Annual DJ Uncle Al “Peace In the Hood” Festival 2006 will be held on Saturday, August 19th on 15TH Avenue between 62nd and 71st Streets in Miami “Liberty City”, Florida. The event will kickoff at 12:00 noon.
The event has grown over the past five years to be one of the largest events in South Florida and has also transcended from being the “first of its kind” to an annual premiere event for the Liberty City area. Last year’s event was again a tremendous success with an impressive turnout of over 70,000 people from Florida, the Caribbean and other states. “The Albert Leroy Moss Foundation is pleased to bring this special event back to the community of Liberty City. We could not have an event of this nature without the continued support from the city, local organizations, businesses and the community, said Demetrius Allen, Producer of the Festival and President of the Foundation. While war surrounds us, this event promotes the importance of peace in our homeland, state, and communities, while combining purpose and fun to a day of ongoing activities as well as local and national entertainment. The event is supported by such prominent sponsors as City of Miami, Metro-Miami Action Plan Trust and 99 Jamz.
The Festival is named after the late Albert Leroy Moss b/k/a “Uncle Al”, who was a very popular, respected and admired DJ that was well known nationwide for his trend setting and innovative abilities in music producing as well as broadcasting. This extraordinaire individual was murdered on September 10, 2001 in direct contrast to his lifestyle and much promoted philosophy of “peace in the hood” and non-violence in the community. His untimely death was a shock to the community and music industry. The date of his death and the 911 tragedies caused limited coverage of his death. Uncle Al was born in Miami and graduated from Miami Northwestern High School in Miami, FL where he gained his experience and popularity. Over the years, he catapulted to a level of being a renowned artist in his field. This was confirmed by the great demand for his work by artists, producers and music companies as for Uncle Al to produce a song, music mix or give an approval, was an endorsement that was respected by all. His pulse of the music audience helped him to connect in a way that gathered the most favorable responses that was proven many times over. Moreover, the Not-for-Profit Foundation was named in recognition of his life’s works, promotion of non-violence and constant willingness to help others in the business.
The mission of the foundation is to increase the awareness of non-violence in the community and to provide educational opportunities through scholarships to minority students in the radio-broadcasting field. Additionally, the foundation recently expanded its mission to include community AIDS awareness with previous year’s support from the AIDS related programs from the University of Miami, Louis PinellPerformers
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I-95 south on 15TH Avenue between 62nd and 71st Streets in Miami “Liberty City”, FloridaTimes
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