The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage presents Aaron Nigel Smith and his Family Reggae Bash on Saturday, February 23 at 11:00am. Critically-acclaimed reggae artist and educator Aaron Nigel Smith returns to his former hometown for a performance and live recording of some of his best known children’s songs. His reggae rhythms encourage families to sing, dance and play together. In an interview with Metro Parent, Aaron Nigel Smith explains, “Kids keep you honest. They’ll tell you what they don’t like. But their energy can be energizing and I know how powerful music can be. I know music can change a kid’s life.” For the past 15 years, Aaron Nigel Smith has worked to educate, empower and entertain to youth and families around the world. In 2005, Aaron’s debut CD release, Let’s Pretend, won the NAPPA & IParenting Media Awards. His 2010 CD Everyone Loves to Dance, received a Parents’ Choice Award and recognition in People Magazine. In 2009, he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on a Bob Marley children’s record, B is for Bob. Aaron Nigel Smith joined the cast of the Emmy® Award-Winning PBS Kids show, Between the Lions in 2008. In 2009, Aaron and his wife of 20 years Diedre, formed the non-profit One World Chorus with the goal of building bridges internationally through choral singing. There are currently children involved in Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Kenya and Jamaica.