Thursday 14 November, 2019

Stars take to the stage for Bob Marley's 74th birthday celebrations

Richie Spice

Richie Spice

Several well-known entertainers are set to take the stage to celebrate Bob Marley's 74th birthday today.

At the event, to be held at the Bob Marley Museum under the theme 'Catch A Fire', the artistes are expected to put on quite a show. Some of the acts who will perform during the reggae jam session, which begins at 3 pm, are Koffee, Naomi Cowan, Vanessa Bongo, 5 Star, Notis Heavyweight Rockaz, Bongo Herman, Agent Sasco, Vershon, Iba Mahr, Richie Spice, and many other surprise artistes.

However, there will be a number of activities before the performances. The proceedings will kick off at 7am with specially-invited guests, and will include the blowing of the Abeng, cultural drumming, and the cutting of the birthday cake, accompanied by the traditional welcome from the Marley family and highlights of the Bob Marley Foundation's 2018 projects.

This segment will also feature special performances from various schools within the Corporate Area, including Charlie Smith High, St Andrew Preparatory, Mona High School, Merl Grove High, Papine High, Haile Selassie High, King's Gate Preparatory, Liguanea Preparatory School, Holy Trinity High and the University Chorale.

At 10am, the Bob Marley Museum will open to the general public for a full day of activities. Through partnerships with the Alacran Foundation and Hope Zoo, the Kiddies Village will feature a mobile zoo and a wide array of activities for children, including, book making, ceramic and balloon art, storytelling and hand painting.

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