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Marley sons ready for dad's 70th 'Redemption Live Concert' - Tessanne, Marcia Griffiths, Cocoa Tea, I-Octane and more to pay tribute to world reggae icon

Published:Thursday | February 5, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley (left) and Stephen Marley

A number of Jamaica's top entertainers and reggae icons are gearing up to pay tribute to world reggae icon Bob Marley at a 70th birthday, free concert being hosted by Digicel on Saturday, February 7, commencing at 6 p.m.

Dubbed 'Redemption Live', the concert is scheduled to take place on the waterfront in downtown, Kingston, and will feature performances from the Marley sons, Tessanne Chin, Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, I-Octane, Capleton, Cocoa Tea, Freddie McGregor and Tarrus Riley among others.

Now in its seventh year, the telecommunications company will also be streaming the concert live on its social-media pages.

"Bob Marley's life and journey continue to inspire millions across the world", said Kamal Powell, senior sponsorship and development manager at Digicel. "Streaming the concert live will allow persons from across the world who are unable to attend to share in the experience and pay their tributes to Bob Marley." Last year, Digicel streamed the event live to more than 10,322 viewers across the world.

 

Keeping legacy alive

 

In the meantime, the Bob Marley Foundation is buoyed by the line-up of artistes, saying that their appearance at the concert is an expression of their support in helping to keep Bob Marley's legacy alive in Jamaica.

'We are very happy to be partnering with Digicel to bring this celebration of the Honourable Robert Nesta Marley's musical legacy to the people at no charge. We have no doubt that this show will be a memorable one in Bob's 70th year, and so we invite everyone to join us on Kingston's waterfront as we celebrate together in One Love," said Marie Bruce, general manager of the Bob Marley Foundation.

Digicel will also be participating in the birthday celebrations of Bob Marley tomorrow at the Bob Marley Museum, where Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna is scheduled to appear.

The Bob Marley celebrations will culminate with the annual 'One Love' Bob Marley football competition, where masters and celebrities will face off on Ash Wednesday, February 18, at the Harbour View Mini Stadium.