Reggae legend Bob Marley’s larger-than-life persona was delivered to the fore as soon as once more on Saturday with the staging of the celebration for his 76th birthday anniversary.
The occasion, themed ‘Survival’ and broadcasted nearly all through the day, showcased inspirational moments from Marley together with reside performances, messages, video options, video performances from previous celebrations, video excursions of the Bob Marley Museum and performances from present artistes.
Emprezz Golding hosted the morning and afternoon periods with comic Ity Ellis and disc jockey ZJ Sparks guiding the method within the night time.
Within the video function that lasted greater than two hours, Marley’s youngsters and different members of his lineage mentioned the worldwide icon with different members of the leisure business who labored with him.
There have been video tributes from personalities internationally together with artistes Shatta Wale; Kalpee; Fadda Fox; Vyzadon; Razor B; Wayne and Tammy Mitchell; and Tessanne Chin; Editor-in-Chief of Caribbean Elite Journal Andrene Nicole; and former West Indies gamers Michael Holding and Darren Sammy.
The net viewers received to see reside performances from Joby Jay, Vyzadon, Papa Michigan and Ricky Chaplin, who ditched his tour information function within the morning session to carry out a dub poet and deejay a tune. The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari additionally delivered a scorching efficiency on the drums.
Marley’s son Ziggy sang his unique ‘Music Is In Every part’ with Aaron Nigel Smith bringing the solid of his Large Up Present, together with puppets, to carry out.
There was additionally a meals part of the presentation with govt chef Brian Lumley offering and finishing the recipe for steam crimson snapper, chef Kush Tafari guiding the preparation of ital cooking and Maurice from the One Love Café at Bob Marley Museum doing pure juices.
Organisers additionally dug into the vault of earlier editions of the birthday celebrations and confirmed performances from the final two variations of the annual occasion.
Amongst those who had been rebroadcasted had been performances by Jessica MBange, Mackeehan, Sherieta Lewis, Bascenta, Naomi Cowan who was joined by Sevana and Lila Ike, the just lately deceased Toots Hibbert, Nadine Sutherland, drummer Bongo Herman, Grub Cooper, Jahdore and Iba Mahr.
Ity Ellis carried out a reside interview with Vyzadon whereas ZJ Sparks additionally talked with Papa Michigan.
The day’s continuing was accomplished with Oshane and Irie Sue including elements of the Bob Marley Museum tour to the small piece that was delivered by Ricky Chaplin within the morning and disc jockey Talia deciding on a few of Marley’s favorite melodies.