There are huge plans to celebrate the 72nd Birthday of Reggae icon Bob Marley, which was made public at the recent media launch at the icon’s home earlier this month.
The celebrations will be held under the theme Exodus and have already garnered the support of several corporate entities including Digicel, Red Stripe, and Wisynco.
“The Marley Family and Group of Companies will be on the move with several projects to commemorate the 72nd year. These include Tuff Gong International’s resumption of vinyl production with our Miami partners Sunpress Vinyl,” General Manager of the Bob Marley Museum Marie Bruce revealed to The Star.
“We ask Jamaica to get involved as we honour the legacy of the legend,” she said.
The festivities will also include a symposium titled ‘Marijuana; The Sacrament, the Medicine and the Business’ to be held on February 6, the actual birthday of the iconic reggae singer.
The day will be filled with activities and will end with a reggae jam session featuring Marley 72nd Ambassadors, Jah9, Runkus & Dre Island, along with reggae artistes Feluke, Notice Heavyweight Rockaz, Iceman aka Slashe, Uprising Rootz, and Earth Kry.
The annual Redemption Live Concert by Digicel and Red Stripe is set for February 5 in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, and will feature headline acts Kymani Marley, Capleton, Richie Spice, Ikaya, and others.