Bob Marley Museum will celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Smile Jamaica Concert with a twist on December 2.
The museum will pay tribute to Marley with Naoto of King Harar Sound spinning vinyl, followed by Rasarella who will provide more contemporary selections. The celebration will run from 6:00 pm at the museum with performances by Runkus, Blvk H3ro, Leno Banton and Royal Blu.
The original Smile Jamaica Concert was held on December 5, 1976.
Under the theme ‘Make Someone Smile’, part-proceeds from the event will be used to fund a music room at the Haile Selassie High School.
“Our focus is making someone smile, the same way Marley chose to bring hope to people, despite the attempt on his life. The Bob Marley Foundation continues to honour Marley’s stance on good conquering evil, as it is even more relevant today, given the current happenings in the world. Forty- one years later, we continue to advance Marley’s vision by using music as a change agent. The foundation has donated over J$2.5 million dollars creating music rooms at both Alpha Institute and the Grace Kennedy’s STEAM (homework) Centre. By donating part proceeds to Haile Selassie High School to fund a special music project, our aim is to plant the seed of hope for the younger generation through the instrument of music,” said Marie Bruce, general manager at the museum.
Patrons will be asked to donate non-perishable items which will be distributed to Reddies Children’s Home.
Marley died on May 11, 1981. He was 36.