Monday, 7 February 2011

Bob Marley Birthday

Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s Birthday Is Today

Born to his parents as Nesta Robert Marley, the musical prophet and King of Reggae was born on this day in1945. We came to simply know him as Bob Marley. The genius that he was, would have been 66 years old today.

Bob Marley’s music has transcended time, crossed genre’s and peacefully integrated the races. Born to a white father and a black mother Bob Marley once said this about his personal heritage. ( Read Bob Marley Birthday more... )

Radar: 6th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Weekend, Sketchrieg Presents Paper Trail, Construction at O'Born Contemporary, Black Book Free Friday Film, The Evolution of Gospel Music, and more

MUSIC | 6th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Weekend
If the legendary reggae king Bob Marley were still alive, he'd be celebrating his 66th birthday this Sunday February 6th. There's no question that celebrations (of some form) will be happening all over the city, but one of the chief parties happening is the one at Annex Wreckroom. They are actually throwing two, both in support of the Yonge St. Mission Food Bank. Tonight's performers include Blessed, the Legendary Willi Williams, Truths and Rights, Kaesun and more.
The Annex Wreckroom (794 Bathurst Street), 9:30pm $10

ILLUSTRATE | Opening Night: Sketchrieg Presents Paper Trail
Paper Trail is a collaborative comic book narrative where the comic artists and illustrators that make up the collective Sketchrieg each take a turn at illustrating a panel, not knowing what the other artist before them has drawn up for the story. What results is a graphic adventure with unexpected twists and turns that even the creators themselves are not aware of. It is being presented tonight, worth a visit! Note: This was originally scheduled for last night but has been rescheduled to tonight.
XPACE Cultural Centre (58 Ossington Avenue), 7pm ( Read Bob Marley Birthday more... )

On Bob Marley's Birthday, a Look at Rita Marley's Selfless Work in Ghana

Nana Afua Adobea (Rita Marley) in Konkonuru, Ghana
Photo credit: Rachel Samuel, Explore.org


All over the world, the Marley name has become synonymous with reggae music, rastafari, Jamaica and the ideals of love, hope, justice and unity. As devotees of the Marley legacy honor Bob's 66th birthday this weekend, I'd like to share a short film we at Explore.org did to shine a light on the Rita Marley Foundation and the amazing work she does in Ghana as the official Queen of Development (Nkoso-hene) of that region. ( Read Bob Marley Birthday more... )

1Love.org Launches Special Marley Mission to Celebrate Bob Marley's Birthday: '1 Drop of Water for 1Love'

Social 'Friendraising' Campaign Supports charity: water

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with what would have been Bob Marley's 66th birthday on February 6, 2011, 1Love.org has launched a campaign to create a virtual stream of water to stretch around the world to benefit charity: water. "1 Drop of Water for 1Love" is a special 1Love.org Marley Mission project that will encourage people worldwide to virtually contribute a single drop of water and post a message in support of clean water for those in need. Join the movement and take action at http://www.1Love.org/1drop. ( Read Bob Marley Birthday more... )

Bob Marley Birthday : Today

Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

Today would mark the 66th birthday of the king of Reggae. The iconic Jamaican musician is regarded as the most recognized man in reggae music.

With hit songs like “One Love,” “ Jamming,” and “Three Little Birds,” Marley is credited with spreading the sounds of Jamaica to the outside world. Through his music he gave a voice to Jamaica, through songs like “I Shot the Sheriff” Marley shed light on the social issues and cultural problems that faced his land. ( Read Bob Marley Birthday more... )

COPUS Releases Bob Marley Birthday Tribute Video

In celebration of Bob Marley’s birthday on February 6th, San Francisco-based rap/jazz/fusion ensemble COPUS has produced video “Natty Dread” featuring music by COPUS along with previously unreleased photos of Bob Marley and the Wailers taken by COPUS spoken word artist Royal Kent.

Poet Royal Kent was on the scene at the Santa Barbara Bowl in July 1978 and witnessed the last California performance by Bob Marley and the Wailers at the Oakland Coliseum in 1980. The video also includes photos of Haile Selassie and Marcus Garvey mixed in with live COPUS shots. ( Read Bob Marley Birthday more... )

COPUS released song video to honour Bob Marley 66th Birthday.

Today marks the 66th birthday of the King of Reggae. The Sunday Observer took it to the lanes of the Corporate Area to learn some of his favourite’s songs from the people who loved this magnetic singer, songwriter and a performer.

To celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday on 6th February, the band COPUS released a video “Natty Dread”, which features music by COPUS together with beforehand unreleased photos of Bob Marley and the Wailers taken by COPUS artist Royal Kent, as per dome source. ( Read Bob Marley Birthday more... )

Flavas help celebrate Bob Marley's birthday

Annual party in Nanaimo is becoming a tradition for the city

Vancouver's Natural Flavas will be at the Port Theatre next week to celebrate the birthday of reggae legend Bob Marley.

The 3rd annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash is quickly becoming a Nanaimo tradition because of Marley's inter-generational and culture-spanning musical legacy which gives the party wide appeal. Natural Flavas have established themselves as the foremost purveyors of authentic reggae in their hometown music scene, and headline the show with their high energy mix of roots and rocksteady. Lush vocal harmonies accompany dancehall sounds, which gives the crowds something more than mellow reggae jams. ( Read Bob Marley Birthday more... )

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