Kingston, 6 February 2023 – Emancipation Park in New Kingston will come alive this evening at 7 o’clock with the sweet sounds of Reggae in celebration of the birthday of Jamaica's great musical icon, Bob Marley.
The free Bob Marley birthday concert is a Reggae Month event.
The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, is inviting the public to "come out in your colours for this dual celebration of Reggae Month and Bob's birthday and enjoy the natural mystic flowing through the air".
"Through Reggae Month, we are able to achieve several goals: recognise the important role played by the King of Reggae whom we celebrate this evening and also celebrate the contributions of other greats such as the Crown Prince Dennis Brown, also born in February; Jimmy Cliff, Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, Sly and Robbie, Lee Scratch Perry and so many others,” Minister Grange said.
The Bob Marley birthday concert in Emancipation Park will feature performances by Julian Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Max Romeo, George Nooks, Admiral Tibet, Capleton, Lutan Fyah, Gyptian, Etana, Droop Lion, G Whizz, Dennis Walks, and the Blak Soil Band.
The concert will be broadcast on Reggae Month TV on CVM, PBCJ, the JamVision cable channel, as well as the Facebook pages of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport and the Honourable Olivia Grange.
Bob Marley was born on this date 78 years ago.