Celebrating Bob Marley

 Jamaica Observer:  

THE annual Bob Marley ‘Earthday’ celebrations is scheduled for the Marley Museum in St Andrew on February 6 which would have been the reggae legend’s 73rd birthday. He died in May 1981 at age 36.

This year’s theme is Soul Rebel — a call for everyone to come together and stand up against violence and divisiveness in society.

“My father envisioned us breaking down all barriers, setting aside our differences and living together in love and unity,” said Cedella Marley, CEO of the Bob Marley Group of Companies. “The theme Soul Rebel was selected because today more than ever, there is a need for us to raise our consciousness, to fearlessly rebel against the crime and violence that threaten to divide us. Everyone must stand up for truth and come together in love. The power of my father’s music endures, and his call to action is just as relevant today. We therefore invite everyone to join us at 56 Hope Road as we celebrate his legacy and reflect on his message.”

Activities will commence at 7:00 am with specially invited guests. Activities include the blowing of the Abeng, Nyabinghi drumming and cutting of a birthday cake.

There will be performances by groups from Charlie Smith High School, Queen’s High, Mona High, King’s Gate Preparatory School and Liguanea Preparatory School.

At 10:00 am, the museum opens to the public.

The Bob Marley Museum will also host symposiums on the topics: Soul Rebel is A Woman; Soul Rebel and the ‘Culcha’ Clash; and The Enlightened (Wo)Man.

A reggae jam session starts at 3:00 pm, showcasing winning performances from the 2018 Peace Awards.

Closing activities will be performances by Bob Marley’s 73rd Ambassadors Blvk H3ro, the Adahzeh band, Fantan Mojah, Junior Kelly, Iba Mahr, Bugle, Agent Sasco, Richie Spice as well as live-streamed performances from Skip Marley and Stephen Marley.

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