The Marley Memorial
75 years ago, a Jamaican musician, reggae popularizer Bob Marley, was born. He began his career as part of The Wailers – and even when other vocalists left the project, he reformed the team and managed to build a successful career. Among the most famous hits of Bob Marley – the song No Woman, No Cry; I Shot The Sheriff and One Love. Bob Marley’s five records are on the list of 500 greatest albums of all time, and he takes 19th place in the hundred greatest artists and to this day remains one of the most influential artists of his genre. Also, the musician is known as a supporter of Pan-Africanism and a representative of Rastafari. Bob Marley passed away in 1981 from skin cancer.
On the 13th of January, the Marley Family in uptown Jamaica commissioned the 75th Anniversary logo to be used throughout the year in commemorating the birth and legend of a King on his anniversary, the world over. The e-Ananse Libraries in honor of this, organized a memorial event on his birthday yesterday in the bid to remember the legend, celebrate him and also demystify the myth behind him, his music and his beliefs surrounding Pan-Africa, Rastafari and Music.
Gracing the event was the likes of Abubakar Ahmed (Black Rasta), Ahuma (Daddy) Bosco Ocansey and other representatives from the Rastafari Continental Council, Rastafari Council – Ghana, University of Ghana, Pan-African Movements, the Rastafari community at large, and lovers of Reggae Music.
The official song for the memorial and celebration worldwide (Redemption Song) was also played alongside a documented movie on the the life of Bob Marley.