Thursday, February 5, 2015

Celebrations fit for a King - "Happy Birthday Bob Marley" - The Legacy Continues

Happy Earthstrong King
Jamaica and the rest of the world observes the 70th birthday of the legendary King of Reggae Robert Nesta 'Bob' Marley, O.M., the immense contribution he gave and is continuously giving through his legacy February 6, 2015.

A celebration held under the theme "The Legacy Continues", will be held at both the Bob Marley Museum 56 Hope Road Kingston and Tuff Gong International 220 Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston Jamaica and is free to everyone.

Bob Marley Museum
The celebrations at the Bob Marley Museum will begin with an intimate and private ceremonial tribute to Bob Marley, and will be opened to the public at 10am for a full day of activities that will include symposiums on topics including Reggae and Fashion, Reggae Music and Film and Marijuana and the Economy to be presented by several academics including Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah, Dr. Dennis Howard, Carole Beckford.

Other exciting activities to come on the day will include, the unveiling of Bob Marley's

restored 1976 Land Rover series III, that will go on display permanently at the Bob Marley Museum following the February 6, 2015 event.


The celebration at the Bob Marley Museum will conclude with a Reggae Jam Session featuring the Bob Marley 70th Ambassadors. Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid and the Bongo band Nomaddz as well as the Uprising Roots Band, Iba Mahr, Dburnz, Ishabel and others.

The celebrations at Tuff Gong Internationals will cater to the children as part of the Bob Marley Foundation's mandate.  Children will be engaged in readings from Cedella Marley's books; Three little Bird and The Boy from Nine Miles with an excerpt presentation from the new hit theatre production Nesta's Rock produced by JMTC and JJT.

On February 7th a free Bob Marley concert will take over the down-town waterfront and will feature a number of artistes with a special Marley tribute by the Marley brothers.

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